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Old 02-08-17, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default The Lister CS 3.5hp more rare than 5hp?

Hi everyone possibly looking at buying a lister cs 3.5hp.
I know nothing about these engines and the seller mentioned that they were a lot more rare than the 5hp cs. Is that the case? It's at a pretty reasonable price in my opinion but it's missing the water hopper and has repaired frost damage. Also the engine ID plate is missing
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Old 02-08-17, 07:37 PM   #2
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Are you sure it is a 3.5hp? Have you had the head off to check the bore size? Probably worth it if it's cheap. There are less 3.5/1s around, so spares are harder to find.

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The bore is 3"5/8s there or there abouts. From the picture on the listing with a tape on it. I don't know how to put pictures up.

Type the following into YouTube if you care to take a look and give me your opinion. I would certainly appreciate it.

Lister CS 3.5 HP Simon's running
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unless its been ground off, the number '3' will be on the barrel casting.

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runs reasonably smooth, and clean. doesn't bounce around. so its fine.

Cold starting, and running under load (especially on the low compression setting) will give a better indication of its condition. Spares are harder to come by for the 3/1's

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This one? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lister-CS-...oAAOSw4CFY5Scy

It runs, which is a bonus, no clues as to how well it starts from cold. It's a project, which may suit you.

You pays your money and takes your chance... Sod's law says there will be another couple of better ones for sale at similar or less money next week!

Good Luck!

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the Hp rating should be on the name plate .
My one has 3 1/2 on it.

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This one? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lister-CS-...oAAOSw4CFY5Scy

It runs, which is a bonus, no clues as to how well it starts from cold. It's a project, which may suit you.

You pays your money and takes your chance... Sod's law says there will be another couple of better ones for sale at similar or less money next week!

Good Luck!

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Dan, really you reckon I have not seen any cheaper, certainly none that are running anyway?
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(snip)really.......I have not seen any cheaper
That is the very nature of sod's law - all the 'bargains' appear only after you have bought!

If you like the engine and are comfortable with the price - go for it.

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Dan, really you reckon I have not seen any cheaper, certainly none that are running anyway?
If it was considered cheap by the market it would have sold by now.... Cheap buy it now items on eBay always sell rapidly as folk in the know monitor closely.

It is normal on eBay to see a selection of similar engines for sale following a successful sale of a particular model. People think that they can get a good price for the one they have in the shed so decide to sell.

It's your money, up to you to decide. I would want to inspect it and see it started from cold, and check the integrity of that crack 'repair'.

Remember, advice is worth what you pay for it, and opinions are like arse holes everyone has one and they're all different!

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