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Post by JONESEY on Wed Jul 04 2012, 07:40

Looking good Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by stationary stu on Wed Jul 04 2012, 10:55

Great progress and looking good already. I have to say the thing that bugs me is these big Listers never seem to make good money even once restored and running, I can't understand why this happens as there such a nice engine to see on the field up n running. A Lister L just sold on fleabay for £162 how can an engine as lovely as this only make the same money as restored Lister D's and Wolseley WD's and half the money of a Lister A.... Crazy world we live in.

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Post by graham kent on Wed Jul 04 2012, 19:00

thanks for the good comments and to abes tonight i striped cleaned fuel oil pump it is now back on the engine oil pipes fitted not much to clean just waiting for piston to free more pics later lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by ian webb on Wed Jul 04 2012, 21:41

Excellent work well done coming along nicely,
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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by pauldg on Wed Jul 04 2012, 21:58

Compliments on the workmanship, looks really nice.

I usually get really unpopular for this, but I must just say I prefer it when things are painted in pieces and then built up - to my mind it makes a better looking job than painting after assembly. (Now say you're doing the final coat after it's running!)

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by Abes on Thu Jul 05 2012, 18:39

LOL yer everything is being painted prior to re-assembly then all that will be done is to touch up any chips and of course the nuts



pauldg wrote:Compliments on the workmanship, looks really nice.

I usually get really unpopular for this, but I must just say I prefer it when things are painted in pieces and then built up - to my mind it makes a better looking job than painting after assembly. (Now say you're doing the final coat after it's running!)

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by billypurves on Thu Jul 05 2012, 22:02

Do you like painting your nuts?

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Jul 06 2012, 13:06

billypurves wrote:Do you like painting your nuts?

I'd rather paint them then clean them off with a wire brush Embarassed lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by pauldg on Fri Jul 06 2012, 22:18

billypurves wrote:Do you like painting your nuts?

Personally I prefer to rub vaseline on them after putting on a stainless washer Very Happy










Seriously though, I know it's not 'correct' or 'how it was done originally' but any engine I have has to work for a living so servicing is a consideration.

Maybe it would be different if I had something properly interesting...

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by nutgone on Mon Jul 09 2012, 09:10

I used to have one of these, at least I think it was a Lister L ......(was there a Lister N??? No, I'm sure it was an L)...... Anyway, it was big, & very heavy, with 2 flywheels. I was about 13-15 years old & an old friend let me have it cheap.
Mine was hopper cooled, about 2000cc in one pot with a big cast iron piston, & it was seized solid!

Personally I think you should have left the piston attached by it's con-rod. That's how I eventually got mine freed off. I soaked it in all kind of different things, never applied any heat (although perhaps I should've) but I needed the help of the big heavy flywheels to get it moving. I began by rocking it a tiny bit & gradually I got it out of there (to reveal several stuck piston rings, but that's another story).

I also remember loosening the barrel from the crank case, as the piston was very close to bottom of stroke.
I was able to place some blocks of wood between the studs & bang piston & barrel down against them, using the inertia of the flywheels to slowly free it off millimetre by millimetre (sorry; inch by inch).

Mind you, I did soak it in a mixture (mainly diesel IIRC) for about 2 weeks prior to that, but I remember it being bloody hard work.

Good luck with it anyway. I often wonder what happened to my old Lister. I never did get it going, but that's yet another story! It's lovely to see this one, I always loved the screen cooled Listers, they're like a complete exhibit all on their own.

Great build with some great pictures cheers .

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by Abes on Sun Oct 14 2012, 17:18

Well after a lot of hard work by Graham and Gary the Lister L had its first ralley today a small steam up at the Cross Keys Pub, still need to get the piston out of the orignal head so for now a spare head has been fitted but other than that everything eles went back as it should

As a reminder this is what it started out as



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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by JONESEY on Sun Oct 14 2012, 22:05

Wow, fantastic job you have there lads you should be proud of your selfs.
Give your selfs a pat on the back
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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by stationary stu on Mon Oct 15 2012, 10:23

Cracking job guys well done. I've just notice with this type of cooling they use a water pump to circulate the water, I've a J type same as but smaller, I do like the water cooling set up wish mine looked like that.

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by matt86 on Mon Oct 15 2012, 17:15

great job lads . Be nice to see it in the flesh .... tyford waterworks on news year day then ... lol

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Post by graham kent on Mon Oct 15 2012, 18:15

thanks lads for great comments it took a lot of hours but we got there its first show at cross keys pub on sunday it ran well and had sum nice replys lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by steve w on Mon Oct 15 2012, 18:55

thats a great looking bit of kit - well done, steve

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Post by gary kent on Tue Oct 16 2012, 18:17

well graham has put a lot of work into and has done a great job .i myself gary done a little bit thanks for the nice comments

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by Abes on Tue Oct 16 2012, 22:01

LOL you might have only done a little bit but i heard on the grapevine that your a demon with the brasso one thing though dont forget YES you do have to polish the underneath

gary kent wrote: well graham has put a lot of work into and has done a great job .i myself gary done a little bit thanks for the nice comments

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Post by gary kent on Thu Oct 18 2012, 19:15

i know that abes but its a small show and nobody noticed when we go two yeovil i will make sure its polished all round lol! lol!

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by Abes on Thu Oct 18 2012, 19:27

Glad to hear it dont want you shirking your responsibilities LOL

gary kent wrote:i know that abes but its a small show and nobody noticed when we go two yeovil i will make sure its polished all round lol! lol!

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Re: Lister L Hedge Find

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Oct 18 2012, 22:43

well done lads it looks a cracker from the pics
nice bit of salvaging done there well done
youve do it proud "load and proud"
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