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 Lister D Engine with Shaft Drive Mag

This is a picture of the shaft drive engine. It was complete apart from tank straps and silencer however it did not appear to have much compression so I decided to strip it. I was pleasantly surprised as the mechanical condition is excellent however it has undergone a mechanical overhaul at some point as it was 30 thou oversize and I suspect the crank has been ground as there was a brass plate on the outside denoting "30 thou oversize"

The poor compression was due, I suspect to a bit of rust on the exhaust valve stopping it seating properly. Now all I have to do is get the rust off (and oil) rub it all down, prime, undercoat etc. etc. watch this space for (hopefully step by step pics of the rebuild. NOTE THE BRASS PLATE JUST BELOW THE HEAD.

This is the engine as it was purchased Page from 1956 Tuke and Bell Pump Brochure Page from 1956 Tuke and Bell Pump Brochure Watch this space
This is the engine as it was purchased After stripping, checking for wear and re-assembling, I used stopper on the odd bits of corrosion and then a couple of coats of red oxide Another view, almost ready to paint Watch this space

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