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ANOTHER ENGINE

Post by BRASSO on Thu Oct 01 2009, 19:47

Hi Guys,

I have been out tonight an purchased another engine.

It's a 1931 Lister A - 3HP

It has been pretty much restored, but I will probably change a few things on it like the trolley. I fancy making up a nice oak one for it, should look great with my H2 pump that I am now finishing.

A few cosmetic things need to be done, but nothing that will cause a problem.

I think the paint is slightly the wrong shade so will probably re-paint as well.

It is a genuine Cornish engine and has spent all of it's life on farms in the Helston area.

Started easy and is running fairly even. check bearings etc and no play in them.

Managed to get it for £220, which I thought was pretty good, what do you guys think??

Picking it up on sunday evening, I will post some pictures then.

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just read this to ryan

Post by pink lady on Thu Oct 01 2009, 19:53

he said there a beast of an engine, his use to kick back at him, but great engine, and he cant wait to see it at the rallys , have you any photos

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Post by BRASSO on Thu Oct 01 2009, 20:09

pink lady wrote:he said there a beast of an engine, his use to kick back at him, but great engine, and he cant wait to see it at the rallys , have you any photos

Cant wait to get it home and have a play.

Yes it is a bit of a beast, but did not appear to kick back. (Time will tell)

How is the old boy anyway, must have frightend the S--t out of him when his sight went.

I ended up in A & E last year when I had an allergic reaction to Optrex Conjunctivitus drops. It aint nice when you cant see, I looked like someone had given me a good smackin. I know how he is feeling.

I had a double whammy that night cause when we got back we found my dad at the bottom of my stairs with a broken leg in three places. Ohhh joy it was back down to A&E!!!

He loves babysitting - buy dont go upstairs much anymore, wonder why??

Get better soon mate, youll have to come over with pink lady one night for a few drinks an play engines when yer better.

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Post by JONESEY on Thu Oct 01 2009, 20:31

Sounds like you got a nice engine, if the timing is not right they will kick back .
You do now how to start an engine properlly do you ?
Not joking a lot of you dont Exclamation
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Post by BRASSO on Thu Oct 01 2009, 20:58

JONESEY wrote:Sounds like you got a nice engine, if the timing is not right they will kick back .
You do now how to start an engine properlly do you ?
Not joking a lot of you dont Exclamation
Chris Smile

Chris,

The Lister A is going to be a new challenge for me.

Any advise on this one will be gratefully recieved.

It seemed ok when the guy started it, seemd fairly effortless.

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Post by Statman on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:05

Hi Martin!!

Where abouts did you find the engine too?

They are great engines

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Post by iansw on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:18

Martin, you didn't buy it for your "wife" did you, it is realy yours :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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its nice to see other woman joining in

Post by pink lady on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:20

we can have are own little gathering, forget the men :P :P :P

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Post by iansw on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:27

Who would you get to start your engines Lauren :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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ryan asked graham the bloke he got the engine off

Post by pink lady on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:30

if it had a de compresser lever and he said those engines were not made with them, so im going to have to grow some muscles :P :P

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Post by iansw on Thu Oct 01 2009, 21:36

:agree: :agree: :agree:

:picneeded:

:hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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Post by BRASSO on Fri Oct 02 2009, 07:26

Statman wrote:Hi Martin!!

Where abouts did you find the engine too?

They are great engines

Adam

It was in the november issue of Stationary Engine magazine.

Needs a bit of work doing to get it as it should be, but seems to run fine.

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Post by BRASSO on Fri Oct 02 2009, 07:33

iansw wrote:Martin, you didn't buy it for your "wife" did you, it is realy yours :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

No Way!! - it's mine!!!!!

I did have to creep around the wife a little to be able to buy it though, even took her out for a meal earlier this week for her birthday, and bought her some GHD hair staighteners (What ever they are)??

Worked a treat.......................

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Post by JONESEY on Fri Oct 02 2009, 07:55

Boys Boys just stamp your foot down and say Bitch I am buying another engine Smile
But Sad there are all ways buts :lol3: It never works for me :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:
To her it is all scrap she never asks about them I never tell her how many I have or how manys coming :lol2:
The only time she says anything is why do you want a field with a barn Smile
Answer the grandkids might like a Horse and Donky Smile Smile
It works are thats nice :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:
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Post by BRASSO on Fri Oct 02 2009, 08:22

JONESEY wrote:Boys Boys just stamp your foot down and say Bitch I am buying another engine Smile
But Sad there are all ways buts :lol3: It never works for me :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:
To her it is all scrap she never asks about them I never tell her how many I have or how manys coming :lol2:
The only time she says anything is why do you want a field with a barn Smile
Answer the grandkids might like a Horse and Donky Smile Smile
It works are thats nice :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:
Chris Smile Smile Smile

Chris,

If I said "Bitch I am buying another engine", I would be waking up in hospital in the ITU dept.



Believe you me, you dont speak to "The Old Cornish Birds" like that. (softly softly, nicely nicely) works really well!!


Martin. :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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nah thats why i can get away with speaken to mine like that

Post by RAB on Fri Oct 02 2009, 08:35

pink lady aint cornish, shes banbury girl, so she got a lot to learn about the cornish boys, lister As are lovely engines, mine was very tempermental, but there fairly easy to work on, when can we see the pics then cheers

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Post by ian webb on Fri Oct 02 2009, 10:58

Hi martin ill let you know how i get on with mine i picked my first A up of mike d last night its still in the van ill have a look one day got a busy few days ahead, off to a sale tomorrow so god knows what junk will come back with me this time,
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Post by BRASSO on Fri Oct 02 2009, 13:53

ryan wrote:pink lady aint cornish, shes banbury girl, so she got a lot to learn about the cornish boys, lister As are lovely engines, mine was very tempermental, but there fairly easy to work on, when can we see the pics then cheers

Will post some on Sunday when I get it home.

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