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Owenga

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New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« on: October 14, 2023, 11:47:21 PM »
Hi..
I have purchased two Lister engines firstly a tidy running HR3 that has had a generator but it had been taken off and probably gone to scrap. I will put 3ph 12/15 Kw alternator on it and mount on a trailer as a power supply for on site engineering work..

The most interesting engine by far is a JP4 I just bought that has had its alternator removed as well. This engine has been shed stored and in very good condition and turns over freely. Iím not sure what Iíll do with it..... Iíve always wanted an old Launch with a Lister or Gardener so it might end up being a marine engine.. the tag has  ďspec 38 4 34 Ď.. Iím thinking itís 1938 ?

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Re: New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 11:22:52 AM »
Owen- Are you located in the states, or UK?

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Re: New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2023, 10:11:14 AM »
Iíve always wanted an old Launch with a Lister or Gardener so it might end up being a marine engine.. the tag has  ďspec 38 4 34 Ď.. Iím thinking itís 1938 ?

Ooh, nice...

Can you get the serial number? We can date it from that...
Cheers!
Ade.
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1x Lister CS Start-o-Matic (complete, runs)
0x Lister JP4 :( - Sold to go in a canal boat.

Owenga

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Re: New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2023, 07:35:49 PM »
Hi powdermonkey.
Iím in New Zealand...
The serial number on my JP4 is  35677 there is another tag

Plant No 8969LB.      Engine No 6084766.  ( itís hard to read )..

Thanks you guys.  Daryl....

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Re: New toys.... JP4 Hr3
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2023, 01:56:53 AM »
Hmm, well, if I'm reading the table right....

The engine is a 1951, possibly one of the very last ones made that year.

The other tag (on a base?) would be the combination of engine/alternator - based on that tag, your engine is not the original engine for that base.... and the base was likely a 1950 (further assuming that the engine number is actually 6034766 rather than 6084766).
Cheers!
Ade.
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1x Lister CS Start-o-Matic (complete, runs)
0x Lister JP4 :( - Sold to go in a canal boat.