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Old 22-11-17, 05:17 PM   #1
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Dear engine friends,

We found this Lister CS in a scrap metal skip and it is in a real derelict state.
I think it is 80-90% complete and missing a lot of smaller parts.
All the bigger items are there including the cilinderhead and piston.
Now what to do with it?
Restore it or break it up?
I would like to restore it but I do not know if I can find all the missing parts.
Of course I can use 'made in India parts' but I think in this case I prefer old used parts.



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Old 22-11-17, 05:19 PM   #2
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Old 22-11-17, 05:23 PM   #3
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I would let the condition of the crankshaft, bearings, and cylinder bore decide. If it is in good condition with zero or little wear the engine is worth rebuilding, perhaps using a donor engine that is worn out or frost cracked. Otherwise it may be more useful for spares.

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Old 22-11-17, 05:36 PM   #4
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I agree with Dan, in fact I was just checking the ser no when Dan's post popped up. This is a reasonably early engine, I would say (but stand to be corrected) about 1931. On balance, look to save and restore it.

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Old 22-11-17, 05:42 PM   #5
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It is a very early example, and although spares might be a challenge (if you inclined towards spec matching, not everyone is), it is worth restoring, as you don't see a vast number of early 5/1 engines.

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Old 24-11-17, 10:37 AM   #6
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According to David Edgingtons Lister CS book, it is from april-may 1931.
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Old 24-11-17, 03:33 PM   #7
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Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big end diameters ?
If know the 3-1 engines did up until 1942.
I'm sure David Edgington's book mentions it somewhere, but I can't find it.

Worth saving if the crankshaft is good !

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There was one lying local to me a few years ago, by time the owner was willing to part with it I had no room. Its probably still there, it was 1929-30 from memory.

Complete with 110v generator, unfortunately the slate board was smashed up by the children of the owner some years ago along with the glass batteries,

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Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big end diameters ?
If know the 3-1 engines did up until 1942.
I'm sure David Edgington's book mentions it somewhere, but I can't find it.

Worth saving if the crankshaft is good !

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The early engines had 1.75" crankshafts Jim yes. I think the big end was smaller too. I Didn't think the 3/1's stayed small as late as that but you learn something new every day.

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Old 24-11-17, 07:24 PM   #10
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My first impression was that it was early and has been confirmed. Being early I would want to restore it. If you have the injector and pump and most of the rest of it then it is doable. Even if you haven't it is still worth a go.

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