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Post by Boathorse on Mon Dec 31 2018, 10:48

It's new years eve, it's a new forum for me, its a new interest and I have newly aquired four Lister engines as a job lot, so I also have a renewed interest in the rusty old Whitworth spanners that have been hanging around my workshop for decades along with a half dozen knackered wire brushes.
The engines are pretty standard fare, three D's and a CS. The 3D's appear to be of varying vintage, one with an RS1 magneto I think may be the youngest but is for some reason in the worst condition. (Covered in Hammerite, yuk!)The second has an SR magneto which I think is earlier, this engine has been looked after and appears as if it has been a show item at some stage, no spark so a non runner at the moment. The 3rd D is older still and was definately a show piece, this has what I believe to be an older shaft driven magneto which is marked KN 1.3 L4, once again, no spark so I need to look into the electrickery side of all of the D's. The two older D's are married to Lister H4 and Amanco reciprocating water pumps respectively both of which appear to be in good fettle. (Famous last words)
The star of the show is what appears to be a pristine CS, this was certainly a show piece at some point in its life and was properly prepared to go into long term storage. Currently looking to mount the CS on a trolley or trailer and set up a cooling tank. It will need an oil change and check of the lubrication system along with a priming of the fuel system but all else appears to be OK.
So, next year I am looking forward to sorting these lovely old machines out and preparing them to be handed down and looked after by those enthusiasts that will inevitably follow on, so I better make sure I do a proper job and to that end I will undoubtedly need the support of you guys on a regular basis. Looking forward to struggling along the learning curve in 2019.
Happy new year to all.
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Re: Another old new guy.

Post by Robotstar5 on Mon Dec 31 2018, 11:02

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you are starting with a nice collection, the Lister D is very popular and there is plenty of info and spares available.

The brass plates with No., spec etc. on will allow you to date them more accurately.

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Post by Woodsman on Mon Dec 31 2018, 13:47

Hi and welcome to the forum. Great bunch of knowledgeable and helpful people on here.
Please take a minute to edit your profile with whatever info you care to share - no obligation.   Smile
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Post by rich07961 on Mon Dec 31 2018, 15:20

Welcome to the forum, if you need any advice on the Ds have had quite a few over the past few years and have a fair bit of knowledge
about them so just give us a shout if you need any advice, also know a very good coil rewind service guy in Ireland.
again welcome and enjoy.

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Post by Boathorse on Wed Jan 02 2019, 09:43

Many thanks for the welcome and responses, they are much appreciated. I think I have managed to update my profile. I have now got some dating information but suspect that this is not the forum to discuss such issues, so will have a browse around to find a suitable topic.
Thanks to Rich07961, I would be interested in contact details for the coil rewind guy in Ireland. If he is in Eire it might be prudent to place an order with him prior to Brexit. Not sure how you could send this to me Rich as data protection regulations may prevent posting such info in an open forum. I don't know how such info is normally passed on between members, perhaps you could enlighten me?
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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 02 2019, 10:51

Hi Bill,

Generally speaking anything to do with a project (such as dating) is probably best in New Projects/Restorations IMHO.

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Post by Woodsman on Thu Jan 03 2019, 10:01

Hi Bill,

If a supplier has a website or other public domain presence then contact info isn't a data protection issue. For the exchange of confidential information between members then Private Message is the way to go - just click the MP button.
Why not PM? - don't ask me Smile

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Post by Boathorse on Thu Jan 03 2019, 19:31

Thanks again Woodsman, much appreciated. As a Yorkshireman I am all ears when it comes to information of value. Laughing
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Post by Boathorse on Wed Jan 09 2019, 10:07

In response to the request from Admin, the following is about me as opposed to my engines.

I am verging on pensionable age, retired technical director, living in rural NE Lincolnshire. We have an underground 10,000 litre rainwater tank in the garden which catches all the rain off the house. I need to install a pump to water the large garden from this tank and hit on the idea of using a Lister pumping system as opposed to a boring modern electric submersible. After searching long and hard I came across a job lot of three D's a pristine CS 6/1 a Lister H4 pump and an Amanco pump of similar vintage, plus various other bits and bobs. Other interests include proper Land Rovers, currently run a 35 year old Defender 110, so I will be likely considered to be a glutton for punishment. Another and comparatively sedentary passion is guitars, electric and acoustic, blues, jazz and rock with a particular passion for acoustic Delta blues, my latest number being titled "Broken Land Rover Blues". I can play guitar and sing but unfortunately not at the same time, so I had to work for a living like millions of others. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Woodsman on Wed Jan 09 2019, 10:44

Top man Bill - ain't nothing like the blues. " I woke up one morning and the Landie would not start"

I also fail miserably to correctly emulate Keef Richards and Mark Knopfler. Favourite alternative tunings - DADGAD and Open G.
I've no doubt there are more musicians on the forum so maybe we can turn up at a rally as a Blues band cheers


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Post by Robotstar5 on Thu Jan 10 2019, 03:21

Woodsman wrote:Top man Bill - ain't nothing like the blues. " I woke up one morning and the Landie would not start"

I also fail miserably to correctly emulate Keef Richards and Mark Knopfler. Favourite alternative tunings - DADGAD and Open G.
I've no doubt there are more musicians on the forum so maybe we can turn up at a rally as a Blue band cheers

Or if all else fails, The Blue Man Group? Very Happy

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Post by Boathorse on Fri Jan 11 2019, 09:54

Hi Paul
My 1933 D is running now, I was thinking of recording it and using it as backing for a blues number, I then thought that as a new guy, this might be deemed to be a bit strange so I better keep it to myself. Embarassed
I do use the open D tuning a lot for songs such as Vestapol, Police Dog Blues and Set Me a Pallet, but I use a slightly different tuning to your DADGAD as I tune the G down to an F#. Open G is great for bottleneck and was I believe used regularly by Keith Richards in Brown Sugar etc. My stock in piece is the Mississippi John Hurt song "Stagolee", which is played in standard tuning with a driving alternating bass line of which MJH was a master. Perhaps any further discussion on this should be carried to a new topic as per Stuarts idea?
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Post by Woodsman on Sat Jan 12 2019, 09:36

Hi Bill,

As far as I'm concerned there is nothing that might be construed as a bit strange on this forum - we are all, obviously, somewhat odd in the head and 'Yes' a new thread may well be forthcoming.
You have just reminded me about a short video I recorded some time ago but sadly I don't have any social media accounts so will struggle to share.

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