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Old 08-06-17, 08:11 PM   #1
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I currently have a Lister A engine fitted with B274 flywheels (22" by 2.5"). DWE's Lister A/B book and Peter's website both list this flywheel option as fitted to a few A types, but no Spec numbers mentioned. The Spec plate is missing and there are no numbers stamped in the flywheel faces. Anyone know anything about this unusual fitting ?

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I can't really help but is the engine number stamped on the end of the crank?
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is it tank or hopper cooled have you a photo?

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Old 23-06-17, 05:58 PM   #5
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It is mentioned in the Changed Number List:

Flywheel B274 22" X 2-1/2", (Used on a few engines only) Replace by 2off X Part 2/474.

No Spec No's, nothing.

Quite a rare engine.

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I can't really help but is the engine number stamped on the end of the crank?
Thanks for your helpful suggestion.
The governor side crank has 321 stamped in the end. I think this is the part number. Also the flywheel on this side has SPARK stamped into the face. According to DWE this was phased out in the mid 1930s.
The fuel pump side crank has 36431 stamped in the end. If this was correct it would make it a very early engine, which it clearly is not (see photo above). So let's assume that it is missing the 2 from in front of this number, so we have 236431 which would date it approximately 1935/6. Spec still unknown though...

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Brother has one with the skinny flywheels and his one has the square skid mounted tank. No idea of the spec tho. Sorry.
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A nice looking engine.
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Thanks for your helpful suggestion.
The governor side crank has 321 stamped in the end. I think this is the part number. Also the flywheel on this side has SPARK stamped into the face. According to DWE this was phased out in the mid 1930s.
The fuel pump side crank has 36431 stamped in the end. If this was correct it would make it a very early engine, which it clearly is not (see photo above). So let's assume that it is missing the 2 from in front of this number, so we have 236431 which would date it approximately 1935/6. Spec still unknown though...

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OK, been in contact with Doreen Edgington over the numbers discussed above.

Engine No 36431 is 2 hp A13H dated 2-2-1924, and as I stated it is clearly not this as it has no early features at all.

Engine No 236431 is a 9 hp Spec 104LH dated 15-9-1936, it's also clearly not an L type either . In his book David mentioned that some Lister A engines were duplicate numbered with Lister L engines due to clerical errors, maybe that's what happened here ?

So we've reached a bit of an impasse on this unless anyone has any bright ideas.

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