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Post by earlsinclare on Wed Nov 21 2012, 19:18

my daughter daisy has been on at me for a while now to have her own engine, after a couple of phone calls and endless emails she was fortunate enough to have this donated to her by a friend from leyburn, he told her she could have it as long as she got it running.

after giving it a good looking at, the only problem was that it had no spark, further investigation found that the bearings in the magneto had seen better days. "you best get me some then dad", was the reply. i found simply bearings online a quick phone call and they came next day. the engine is now a runner so the strip down and rebuild can start.
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Post by Foden on Wed Nov 21 2012, 20:22

That looks a nice engine Richard and I am sure that you (and Daughter!) will soon have it fettled.

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Post by Ianhw77k on Wed Nov 21 2012, 21:09

That looks in pretty good nick, not sure how much of a strip down you'll need.
Nice find and a nice trolley too Smile

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Post by nutgone on Wed Nov 21 2012, 22:19

Certainly looks to be in better nick than the one my nephews are soon going to have to sort out.

Always good to hear of young enthusiasts getting their hands dirty on their very own piece of iron. cheers

How old is Daisy? Is she able to start it herself? (they're probably one of the easier handle start engines for a youngster).

Looking forward to the resto/rebuild thread (I need to start learning about Lister Ds pretty fast Embarassed )

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Nov 22 2012, 10:54

Wow lucky girl to be given an engine that could be put straight on to the rally field and well done dad for sorting the mag out for her. Has she given any thought to it's colour yet or happy for it to stay green?

Good luck Richard as I'm sure she's going to keep you busy over the winter with this engine.

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Post by earlsinclare on Thu Nov 22 2012, 17:48

when she first mentioned about her own engine, she was very keen on it being pink, a compromise has been reached where if she finishes this one then i will get her another engine (something smaller like a jap or villiers) and that can be pink.
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Post by stationary stu on Fri Nov 23 2012, 11:44

earlsinclare wrote:when she first mentioned about her own engine, she was very keen on it being pink, a compromise has been reached where if she finishes this one then i will get her another engine (something smaller like a jap or villiers) and that can be pink.
richard.

Oh dad being crafty to see if she'll still be interested in a few months time or if a boyfriend or latest pop star might take it's place and not wanting to be stuck with a pink Lister D,. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by earlsinclare on Fri Nov 23 2012, 18:05

That never crossed my mind. HONEST..................

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Nov 24 2012, 13:05

earlsinclare wrote:That never crossed my mind. HONEST..................

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! yeah yeah

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we've made a start

Post by earlsinclare on Mon Jan 21 2013, 07:38



as she said" we've taken all those bits off and split it in two."
found nothing nasty, it will need a new head gasket but everything else is ok.
more soon.
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Jan 21 2013, 11:28

Piston top looks very clean, hows the bore for wear? I see your on a different trolley also.

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Post by Foden on Mon Jan 21 2013, 11:52

That looks all OK Richard, the lass (sorry, forgotten her name Embarassed ) seemed very keen when I visited you but you will have to let her get oiled up a little!! Smile

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Jan 21 2013, 17:17

daisy is having a good time in dads shed. she is doing a project at school about the restoration.
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Post by Foden on Mon Jan 21 2013, 18:27

DAISY! I knew it was a flower, a couple on our row have just had a daughter named Poppy and I wasn't certain which one was which ha ha! Embarassed They do more interesting things at school than in my day, wouldn't have minded going if restoration was on the syllabus back then.

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Post by A Lister on Mon Jan 21 2013, 21:39

Best of luck with the restoration, it's good to see some youngsters are interested in restoring engines.

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Post by earlsinclare on Tue Jan 22 2013, 07:09

stationary stu wrote:Piston top looks very clean, hows the bore for wear? I see your on a different trolley also.

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their is no wear in the bore, the engine is generally in good condition so a good one for her first try. I will make a smaller trolley for it, the other on weighed about as much as the engine. plus a smaller trolley will take up less space in the shed.
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Post by matt86 on Tue Jan 22 2013, 09:36

That's good to hear that there nit much wear in the bore.

Keep us posted how you get on, Matt

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Jan 22 2013, 12:17

Foden wrote:DAISY! I knew it was a flower, a couple on our row have just had a daughter named Poppy and I wasn't certain which one was which ha ha! Embarassed They do more interesting things at school than in my day, wouldn't have minded going if restoration was on the syllabus back then.

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They maybe didn't have enough slate boards for you Pete. lol! lol! lol!

I hope you don't mind me asking and if you've already said I'm sorry I must have missed it, but I was wondering how old your daughter is Richard?

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Post by earlsinclare on Tue Jan 22 2013, 17:22

daisy was 10 in November, she has been coming to the shows with me since she was born, last year she entered the childrens section at a couple of agricultural shows I go to. she entered category's like garden on a tea try, decorated wellington boot, and a photo of you favourite animal.
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Post by stationary stu on Wed Jan 23 2013, 11:56

Thanks Richard, I'm just wondering when my grandson might start to take an interest but don't want to push him into it as I did with my son and it turned him more against it. I'll leave him a few more years as he's only 2 now.

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Post by steve w on Wed Jan 23 2013, 12:01

i like the exhaust, i am still looking for a good one for my lister.

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Post by hob on Wed Jan 23 2013, 14:32

steve w wrote:i like the exhaust, i am still looking for a good one for my lister.

looks like its off a Petter A1

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Post by nutgone on Wed Jan 23 2013, 14:37

hob wrote:
steve w wrote:i like the exhaust, i am still looking for a good one for my lister.

looks like its off a Petter A1

I was just thinking it looked like a Petter exhaust, but it'll do the job just fine. After all, Lister & Petter did eventually become the same company. Don't know when it happened though.

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Post by earlsinclare on Wed Jan 23 2013, 20:58

the exhaust came with the engine, eventually it will be replaced with a lister one. we are just waiting for the replacement head gasket to arrive so we can then put the head back on and make a start on the crank case.
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Post by steve w on Wed Jan 23 2013, 21:01

might sound like a silly question - i am going to strip my lister down soon and was wondering if the head studs are prone to sheering and if so are they easy to replace - mine look well rusty i am not even sure if the nuts will come off them yet.

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