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Old 08-09-16, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Lister D 1.9hp @900

I've recently bought a Lister D and have had look through internet etc, to find some information out about engine.
Which led me to this forum.

The plate on my D says No. 167001 Spec 26D2H HP 1.9 RPM 900

All engine stuff I have seen so far quoted 1.5HP @700/750 rpm or 2HP @1000rpm.

I was looking for date for it as well, I think I have worked it out to be 1941, but looking for confirmation.

Would appreciate any assistance with this.

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Old 08-09-16, 10:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like it was a 'special order' engine for an end user that needed 900 RPM and 1.9 HP, rather than the standard 1.5HP engine or the 1000 RPM 2HP version. This is ringing bells, but unfortunately they are distant ones!

The answer may lie in a book by the late David Edgington MBE called 'The Lister D Story'. I would suggest that you try to buy a copy of this book (you could try Amazon or EBay) before it goes out of print. Hope this is useful.

PS, I'm sure someone will soon confirm the approximate date of your engine from the spec and serial numbers you posted. It's such a shame David has passed away, as he'd have almost certainly been able to tell you the date your engine was made and who it was originally supplied to, as well as why it was made as a 1.9HP engine.
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Old 08-09-16, 10:56 PM   #3
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Book purchased from Ebay tonight along with Nigel McBurney Lister D restoration book.

Does seem to be a bit of a special which was then modified further by guy I bought it off.
Runs very clean on the Butane will hopefully be uploading a youtube video of it sometime and will post link here.

I should add that its currently running on Macgas Butane fed into carb, works very well.
its also running car ignition coil using points in the magneto box to fire spark at correct time and runs of total loss 12 volt car battery.

Thanks for replying

Chris

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Old 08-09-16, 11:44 PM   #4
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There is a pic in The History and Development of the D type 1984 edition showing a 1.9hp version. To Williams and James who were Milking Parlour machine manufacturers.

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Doreen Edgington is carrying on David's dating and ID service. Her email address is in the latest SE magazine.
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Old 09-09-16, 12:17 PM   #6
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I've got something like that but my Lister d which is 1HP @ 550rpm. The history of my engine should be 1hp @ 500rpm and my wife had written to David and even he did not know the answer. So yes mine is still a mystery.

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Old 09-09-16, 12:31 PM   #7
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(snip) my Lister d which is 1HP @ 550rpm. The history of my engine should be 1hp @ 500rpm
Bloke wielding the stamps probably had a 'good lunch' that day!

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Old 09-09-16, 12:42 PM   #8
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Bloke wielding the stamps probably had a 'good lunch' that day!

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Possibly so Nick. My spec 11 D is stamped with an 'S' which should mean standard speed, yet is also stamped 500 rpm. The HP rating has been left blank so I'm guessing at 1 HP?

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Old 09-09-16, 01:06 PM   #9
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167001 comes up as 1941.

http://www.stationary-engine.co.uk/E...ing/Dating.htm

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Doreen Edgington is carrying on David's dating and ID service. Her email address is in the latest SE magazine.
That's good news, thanks for letting us know.
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