New addition to the family

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Landy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. jon

    jon New Member

    yes it's all very well but has the house slipped any more????????????????
  2. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Well, I can confirm that the house has not slipped down the hill!!

    Picked the engine up this evening, it is a J type, spec 75, 3Hp, serial number 55252. There used to be a link on the web to a Lister serial number dating sheet but the link doesn’t work anymore, has anyone got a copy of it?

    The engine is missing a few bits, but buying a complete engine with no work to do on it would be no fun!

    There is a lot of original paint and transfers so there is the old argument of to re-paint or not, once I have cleaned it up I will decide.

    The bits missing are:

    Magneto and chain(no surprise there........)

    Valves and springs

    The round bit that bolts to the top of the cylinder head with the outlet pipe for the water

    Carburettor, (is the J petrol or paraffin)

    I will take some photo’s as soon as I can.

  3. miley_bob

    miley_bob Member

    The J is usually a straight petrol model.
  4. date wise it is 1926, David Edginton will confirm to day it left the factory and to where it was despatched.
    It is a petrol only model, the parrafin version was the K type.

    You will probably pick up some of the missing bits at Astle 1000 engine rally, don'y know if your going?


  5. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Andy, unfortunately I can't make it to Astle.

  6. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Well, had my first disappointment with the J today, just discovered that there is no piston and con rod, so more bits to find!!
  7. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    when you go looking for bits be aware that the mag gear is not a lister D gear as the J is 16 teeth and not 15 as is the D'

    I can send you picks of the bits missing i.e carb and top cap for the water outlet.

    Martin P
  8. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Hi Martin, if you could send me some photo's that would be a great help, my email address is in my profile. Don't you mean J is 15 tooth and D is 16 tooth or am I reading your post wrong?!

    Do you remember the L I restored and the fun and games of trying to work out why the timing kept moving and then finding out that the sprocket on the magneto was a 16 tooth one!

    I ended up getting the sprocket from RS and machined to fit the magneto shaft, but fortunately through an advert in SEM and did get a proper 15 tooth sprocket which I still have.


    (Off down the pub now :lol: )
  9. ian666

    ian666 Member

    Hi Gary, if you are into throwing lister D's, I had better chain mine down at Astle! I still don't have anything else ready to bring.

  10. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Some photo's at last. The engine has obviously been apart in the past, hence the missing piston and con rod, but at least none of the nuts are seized!!

    A couple of the photos show the crank shaft, I think it has been put back the wrong way round as there is a cog which must drive another cog and finally the cog on the valve gear, what do you think?





  11. Landy

    Landy New Member

    Progress so far

    Well, I've made a start on the painting. I have also found out why the oil pump was not working, the spring has taken a set and is broken, such a simple fix it makes you ask why the additional oil tank was added......

    Does anyone have a spare spring please?




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