Lister Pump

Discussion in 'Identification' started by Landy, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Picked this pump up at Newbury on Sunday, can anyone suggest what it might have been used for? It looks like it might be missing a bearing?

    Chris


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  2. boblester

    boblester Member

    It is missing the outrigger bearing , Its a lister gearpump and could of been used for pumping anything liquid , they produce quite a good pressure so may of been used to lift water to a stroage tank etc.

    rgds
    bob
     
  3. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Thanks for that Bob. Do you think it would have been mounted separately or on a larger base with a D or something like that driving it? I've tried to find some information on the net but no joy so far. Do you have any idea how the pump actually works, it doesn't look centrifugal?

    Cheers, Chris
     
  4. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Chris
    You've done well to get all the bits for the J.
    Its a gear pump i.e. two gears meshed inside a figure of eight housing.
    I've not seen a dedicated engine set as the pump would not need 1 1/2 hp.
    Perhaps an addition to a lighting set or driven by an electric motor.

    Are all those wheels yours ;-)

    Roland
     
  5. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    There's a bit of info in the Lister Pump catalogue in the download section on this site :) It is a type 1A gear pump as it is on a separate base, and would have had fast and loose pulleys (which suggests engine drive rather than a motor). 850 gallons per hour at a 100 foot head with a maximum of 20ft suction lift. Max speed 300rpm which requires 2hp.

    Regards

    Dan
     
  6. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Hi Roland, I had a massive stroke of luck with the J parts. An advert in SEM and I had a call from a guy in Scotland, he had bought a J and an L some time ago. The L he kept and the J was a complete wreck so he stripped it of all usable parts, mainly the internals and they had sat in his shed since then. He gave me the lot for a fair price which was very generous of him.
    Yes, the wheels are all mine, you can never have enough cast iron wheels!!
    I’ll make a bearing up for the pump and see what kind of flow I get from it, then decide what I’ll use it for.
    I still need valves and piston rings for the J. I know you can buy new rings, can I just ring one of the companies that advertise in SEM and ask for a set or will they need to know the size of them?
    Valves, trying to find out if L valves are the same size.

    Chris
     
  7. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

  8. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Cheers Dan
     
  9. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    IIRC L valves are the same except for a smaller head so a worn L valve would do fine. For rings I'd do as you suggest and ring round as prices vary greatly.
    I used Bradfords for years but their last quote was for gold rings garnished with diamonds ;-) that too may have changed.

    Also this chap in the USA is worth asking
    http://www.dol.net/~dave.reed/otto.html

    good luck
    Roland
     
  10. boblester

    boblester Member

    Chris...
    most companys will need to know the bore , height of the groove and the depth of the groove in the piston to produce rings for you , last people i used were Clupet rings , he will tell you he is very busy but i recived them in a couple of weeks after a few reminders . He is listed in the adverts section.

    rgds
    bob
     

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