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I,m not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic, but if not feel free to remove admins.

 

I started restoring and showing old stationary engines around 17/18 years ago after visiting the Lincoln steam and vintage show, I have had an interest in old machinery for many years, old motorbikes and cars, I even had a small part in restoring 80080, standard class 4 locomotive whilst it was at Matlock station back in the 70s.  It was at Lincoln show I first came across stationary engines and instantly fell in love the way they popped and bounced around fascinated me and I had to have one, as with a lot of hobbys one is not enough and I soon found myself with 4, first was a 1948 Petter A11, unfortunately I can,t find a photo of that particular engine but I still have it so if anyone is interested I will take some pics and post them, second was my 1952 Lister D, shown here.

 

 

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That engine I bought restored and running, and found a Lister pump to run off it shortly after. I always hankered after an engine to restore myself, after seeing an advert for a farm auction with some engines included, I decided to give it a go, the engine I was looking at went for more than I was willing to pay but next up was an engine that looked promising a 1928 Lister B in need of restoration with some parts missing, I thought I,d have a punt and lo and behold I won it, here it is as bought.

 

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During strip down and repainting.

 

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I have got a bit further with the resto but I have not taken more pics yet I will sort that out and post them up.  I found on checking it out once I had it home the magneto wasn,t working, I took it an auto electrical restorers for them to check it out and they quoted me £360 to have it rebuilt, more than the engine is worth, so I went on Ebay to try and get a replacement and the money they were asking was ridiculous, so I decided it would be easier to buy another engine and rob the mag off that which I did, winning another Lister D, they use the same mag, this one.

 

 

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Once I got it home I realised I couldn,t bring myself to strip it, it was to good, sooo, at a rally I found a mag at the right price and with a good spark so I bought that as well, when I have finished the "B", I will make a start on my new "D".

 

 

I hope this has been of interest to someone, I will update as I go on, thanks for looking,cheers, Pete.  

 

 

   

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I,ve cleaned, painted and fitted the carburetor linkages, and loose fitted my new exhaust, it will have to come off for painting but I couldn,t resist seeing it on. 

 

 

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Thats it for now, next job is to finish the trolley for it so I can move it around, its starting to weigh a ton!

 

 

Cheers, Pete.

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I,ve cleaned, painted and fitted the carburetor linkages, and loose fitted my new exhaust, it will have to come off for painting but I couldn,t resist seeing it on. 

 

 

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Thats it for now, next job is to finish the trolley for it so I can move it around, its starting to weigh a ton!

 

 

Cheers, Pete.

I have been looking through topics I have started and found this one from 2 years ago.

 

The engine I have been restoring is now up and running, I took it to Lincoln steam and vintage rally in August 2017 for its first showing here are a couple of photos from a rally this year in July.

 

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Cheer's, Pete.

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