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Old 23-09-16, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Oil filler/level position

I've noticed my Lister D has blanking plate bolted on at the bottom on the Carb/ Exhaust side which looks like the oil filler/level flange could be fitted onto.

Not seen this on any other engines I've seen on Youtube or Ebay. Just seems to be blank cast flange with no holes drilled.

Is this so that oil filler can be fitted on other side to save water from coolant drain tap splashing onto oil filler.

believe my engine to be May/June 1941
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Old 24-09-16, 11:05 AM   #2
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I've had 17 Lister D's over the years and they have all had the casting that You mention. Two of them have had the oil filler under the carburetter, so Your supposition is correct. Coincidentally, both were off "Gascoigne's Milking Plants"! D's had a multitude of applications and will have had occasions when the "non-carb" side would have been inaccessible. Here are the two, apologies for the poor picture, it's an old copy of a copy!!
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Numquam illegitimo carborundum. 1918 Renfrew 1.5hp;C.1919 1.5hp Simplicity; undated 1.5hp Lauson Frost King. 1933 Quentin C1.
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Old 24-09-16, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply on this. 2 out of 17 makes it a relatively rare option then.

It was suggested before that mine might have been a "dairy" engine so that ties in a bit.

might change which side its on at an oil change and run it like that for a while.
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Old 25-09-16, 07:46 PM   #4
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Later D Types didn't have that feature, just a blank casting. My 1945 D was like that, however my 1936 one does have the removeable plate and the filler is on the governor side.

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