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Post by BRASSO on Tue Mar 08 2011, 09:41

Morning,

well since purchasing this engine it has sepnt 18 months in my dads garage.

I have now decided it was time to start work on it and give it a face lift for the new season.

I am hoping to have it running my Lister H2 pump, when I finish it.

Started to clean the flywheel and pulley wheel last night. Going to make a new trolley out of either Ash or Oak and varnish it all up. new set of wheels and axels have been started on.

I am going to replace all of the fuel pipes. Someone has shaped these by hand and they are a bit twisted and untidy for my liking.

A few fresh coats of paint for the engine and of course some nice polished brass bits and she will be done!!

Photos attached are of the fly wheels I started to clean up last night.

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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 08 2011, 14:17

Looking good,

How did you clean the flywheel?

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Post by JONESEY on Tue Mar 08 2011, 17:54

Looking really fantastic Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Post by BRASSO on Tue Mar 08 2011, 23:54

Hi Steve,

I clean the flywheels with a 80 grit emery flap wheel in my drill.

Rips off the rubbish really quick and brings them up like shinny new pennies!!

Dont know why but someone had varnished over all the rust and grime!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 09 2011, 00:51

BRASSO wrote:Hi Steve,

I clean the flywheels with a 80 grit emery flap wheel in my drill.

Rips off the rubbish really quick and brings them up like shinny new pennies!!

Dont know why but someone had varnished over all the rust and grime!!!!!

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Good Idea, looks like it works a treat.

I normally just used a sanding pad while the engine is running.


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Post by mike d on Fri Mar 25 2011, 00:13

there seems to be a lot of LISTER A engines turning up all of a sudden...

good luck with the restoration martin....

nice engines for shore.....

regards....mike....

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Post by BRASSO on Mon Apr 04 2011, 23:40

Well, I have done a bit more to the engine over the weekend and tonight.

1) Full tank and pipes are off and ready to make some nice new ones.
2) Taps taken off the hopper and cleaned out with 1/2 bsp tap. ( I am going to fit two brass drain taps to the hopper on this one)
3) Fly wheels totally cleaned and covered with some clear thin greace.
4) Fuel pump taken off tonight and totally cleaned and overhauled, although I do need to get hold of some of the thin gland packing that is inside around the plunger (If anybody has some please let me know).
5) Brass greaser taken off and cleaned

Nearly ready to clean up one or two little spots of rust, then its cracking on with new fresh paint job. I have put some more pictures of the renovation as I go.

Timber for new trolley ordered from work and new set of wheels being shot blasted as we speak.











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Post by JONESEY on Tue Apr 05 2011, 06:51

Martin PM with your address I will send you some down Smile
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Post by BRASSO on Tue Apr 05 2011, 08:26

JONESEY wrote:Martin PM with your address I will send you some down Smile
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Thanks Jonesey!!! Your a top man!!

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Post by JONESEY on Tue Apr 05 2011, 08:44

Forgot to say looking really great Smile Smile
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Post by mike d on Tue Apr 05 2011, 11:00

HI MARTIN...
like Chris said looking good...
the packing for the pump is some good stuff...
Chris gave my mate Ian some,and it worked a treat..
all he did was to cut the new packing the same length as the old one and it works a treat...
no more leaks at all....
keep up the good work mate....
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Post by stationary stu on Tue Apr 05 2011, 12:46

Great job your doing, will look well on the rally field Very Happy

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Post by matt86 on Tue Apr 05 2011, 16:13

nice work , keep it up Smile

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Post by kevjhnsn on Wed Apr 06 2011, 04:40

hi there
looking great keep it up
ive just collected my 1938 lister a and is in a great need of alot of work
stuck valve
fuel tank full of holes
trolley rotting away wheels look like they are 1" thicker with the crusty rust
but its not been seen or seen day light for 45-50 years
but plenty of dirty gunky film over the engine so i will have to give it a good clean up and see what is under it all
??????????? anyone have a handbook or restoration book, dvd or pdf i could have borrow or recommend ???????
does anyone know were to get the gaskets from or is it D I Y gasket paper job???????
as this is looking like the biggest challage ive got to do in the last 20 years of engineering on agricultural machinery
thanks kev

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Post by JONESEY on Wed Apr 06 2011, 07:28

Thats just how you want to find them, the only gasgets you will get is the copper "O" rings on the valve plugs, if you get stuck I have some in stock
Dont forget to take photos along the way Smile Smile
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Post by BRASSO on Wed Apr 06 2011, 10:50

Hi,

Try this link.

http://www.stationaryengineparts.com/Lister-A-and-B-spares/

They have a few parts and gaskets that you may require.

They also have the handbooks for them.

regards

Martin.

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Post by mike d on Wed Apr 06 2011, 11:14

HI KEV....
you must show us some photos of it now,then some as you get more into it and then of course when its all finished...
with the gaskets,as Chris said the rings are the only ones i know you can get,all the rest are DIY jobs like you said..
and if you need some packing for the fuel pump CHRIS and I have some in stock,so let us know and one of us will send you some..
well good luck with your latest acquisition,and like i said show us the photos of it ...
regards...mike..

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Post by stationary stu on Wed Apr 06 2011, 13:28

BRASSO wrote:Hi,

Try this link.

http://www.stationaryengineparts.com/Lister-A-and-B-spares/

They have a few parts and gaskets that you may require.

They also have the handbooks for them.

regards

Martin.

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Martin I find him expensive but when you need something and he's got it you havn't a lot of choice in the matter. I know he gets parts from India not sure if he gets them made there cheap, yet I've never heard anyone complain about stuff they've bought from him so it must be ok.

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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Apr 07 2011, 00:26

JONESEY wrote:Thats just how you want to find them, the only gasgets you will get is the copper "O" rings on the valve plugs, if you get stuck I have some in stock
Dont forget to take photos along the way Smile Smile
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hi there jonesey
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy thanks for that will pm you in the future when im closer to needing for the rebuild Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
thanks kev j

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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Apr 07 2011, 00:31

mike d wrote:HI KEV....
you must show us some photos of it now,then some as you get more into it and then of course when its all finished...
with the gaskets,as Chris said the rings are the only ones i know you can get,all the rest are DIY jobs like you said..
and if you need some packing for the fuel pump CHRIS and I have some in stock,so let us know and one of us will send you some..
well good luck with your latest acquisition,and like i said show us the photos of it ...
regards...mike..

hi there mike
thanks for that will be intutch in the near future ,
when ive got it to a point of return to running
will send in some photos in the near future ,
?????????????????? Embarassed Embarassed when i work out how to upload to this site Embarassed Embarassed ?????
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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Apr 07 2011, 00:37

BRASSO wrote:Hi,

Try this link.

http://www.stationaryengineparts.com/Lister-A-and-B-spares/

They have a few parts and gaskets that you may require.

They also have the handbooks for them.

regards

Martin.

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thanks martin
the bible of lister a was worrying me as its good to have a reference to back me up and give some torque setting for the rebuild !!
IF THERE ARE NO " GREMLINS " WAITING FOR ME ON THE STRIP DOWN
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Post by JONESEY on Thu Apr 07 2011, 18:25

We are all here to help Kev no problems Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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videos now on hear to see of villiers P/P T V O so far

Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Apr 11 2011, 22:09

mike d wrote:HI KEV....
you must show us some photos of it now,then some as you get more into it and then of course when its all finished...
with the gaskets,as Chris said the rings are the only ones i know you can get,all the rest are DIY jobs like you said..
and if you need some packing for the fuel pump CHRIS and I have some in stock,so let us know and one of us will send you some..
well good luck with your latest acquisition,and like i said show us the photos of it ...
regards...mike..

as requested ive posted some videos of my VILLIERS 25 PETROL / PARRAFIN TVO
that im up to at this time the listers ect
will be coming on hear shortly
AS SOON AS I HAVE GOT TO A POINT OF INTEREST FOR YOU ALL
thanks kev

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Post by mike d on Mon Apr 11 2011, 22:25

HI KEV...
thanks for posting the videos...

its easy once you sust it out...

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Post by BRASSO on Tue Apr 19 2011, 23:52

Well have craked on with painting the engine tonight.

Actually really pleased with the finish using enamle now. A+

Photos soon when my missus gets back from her hols with my camera!!!!!

Cheers

Mart

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