unknown Lister

Discussion in 'Identification' started by tam, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. tam

    tam New Member

    hi i recently bought my first engine which is a single cylinder water cooled lister which was used to power a sawmill,it appears to be in very good condition and sump is still full of oil.I have no idea which model it is and would appreciate help in identifying it. engine No 352885 7HP @ 1000 rpm.
    Thanks Tam
     
  2. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Tam
    At 7hp it could be one of several. Can you post a pic or the other details on the ID plate?

    cheers
    Roland
     
  3. Haddock

    Haddock New Member

    Hi Tam,

    352885 could be a 1935 Lister CD diesel. :D
    Post some pictures!

    Haddock
     
  4. tam

    tam New Member

    I checked the plates the patient No is 322097 engine N0352885 @ 7 hp cd 23/9.
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    I hope the pictures help and any advice on finding manuals and what i should do to get it ready for starting would be appreciated. the oil down the side is due to the engine tipping when the pallet broke,fortunately it was allmost on the ground when it fell and there is no visible damage.
    Thanks tam
     
  5. Haddock

    Haddock New Member

    Hi Tam,

    Very nice! (and very very heavy! :mrgreen: )
    I found a 1939 Lister CD last december, there is a manual on the internal fire site. (see manuals)
    Do you have a starting handle?

    Cheers, Haddock
     
  6. admin

    admin New Member

    Yep, CD, you can download a manual from the Manuals Section on the front page.

    P
     
  7. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Is the pulley to allow remote, ie the starting side, operation of the decompressor?

    Looks a good find
    Roland
     
  8. tam

    tam New Member

    The engine came with the starting handle and the water tank.I am not sure what the pully is for but I plan to do some research over the summer,clean it and change the oil before working on it with my son (11) next winter.
    Tam
     
  9. caffrey

    caffrey Member

    Very nice engine! I like those old CD's! IMHO, from the pictures and the shape of the pump rack shut off lever, it looks like the little pulley was used as a remote stopping aid for the engine using small cable or string. Could this be it?

    Angus
     
  10. jrhartley

    jrhartley New Member

    Very nice engine,I have a CE (twin) in my collection. I think the pulley may be for some sort of shut down device from the saw bench, heath and safety you know!
    cheers jon
     
  11. matth

    matth New Member

    I love these old CDs, bit too heavy for me and my pathetic van though :D
     
  12. Dazzla

    Dazzla Member

    Avoid the twin then Matt. It nearly killed us getting along a path to the trailer !

    The CD and CE are lovely smooth and quiet runners. The thing that amazes me though is that they are so old. I was amazed to find out mine was built pre-WW11.

    Dazzla
     
  13. nickh

    nickh Member

    ? I reckon any errant limbs would be but a distant memory by the time those massive flywheels came to rest!

    nhh
     
  14. matth

    matth New Member

    My friend had one with a generator, took getting on for a minute to finally stop turning after it had been switched off!
     
  15. jrhartley

    jrhartley New Member

    you still need to shut down with or without limbs attached! I know I would not like to lean over a saw to shut the enginge off.
    cheers Jon
     
  16. nickh

    nickh Member

    Ah yes, my mistake, you didn't say emergency shut down did you.

    NHH
     

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