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flatplane8

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    Misterton
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  1. flatplane8

    Lister JP3M available spring 2019

    Just that it seems to be a common thing to replace on these, you can hear a knocking sound at times. Here is a video of it starting a couple of years ago and here is one of it going along the river When its ready to come out I'll post up another video with some more detail.
  2. flatplane8

    Lister JP3M available spring 2019

    Hi, I plan to remove 'Misterton's; JP3M this winter so that we can replace it with the JK4 and gearbox I've been working on. Its a complete, working engine, that starts first time (as long as the engine room temperature is above freezing!) by hand, there is no electric start. The dry sump oil tank has been replaced with a stainless steel one, using the original Lister filter screens and access hatches. Its scruffy, despite being re-painted a few years ago. There is plenty of background information on this forum and on our barge's website. This engine was only the second one 'Misterton' has had and was installed in 1984 at Waddington's yard in Swinton. It saw commercial use on the Humber for a decade after that. I'll advertise it officially when its out, but thought anyone seriously interested might want to see it in situ before then. We've just come back from 10 days out on the Norfolk Broads where it performed without problem. If I was keeping it I'd want to check the big end bearings etc. I'll be asking £3.5k with the 2:1 Blackstone reduction box included. Mods, if this is too much like an ad, please remove. Thanks, Simon
  3. flatplane8

    Alternator for JP2M

    Hi, I got a 95a marine alternator from ebay and drive it from the flywheel of our JP3. A normal 'v' belt runs fine on the flat flywheel surface with an ordinary 'v' pulley on the alternator. Have a look for previous threads about this, including the one I started last week about pulleys. Simon
  4. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Yes, we'll get a flange made up to use the three big studs. Just working out the best coupling to use between the engine and gearbox to try and fit it all into the engine room (length-wise).
  5. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Thanks, that's what I thought. Sounds like neat solution for the pulley on a JP2/3 though.
  6. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    That sounds interesting. Would it be capable of taking drive to a gearbox? I need to make an adaptor for my JK and was going to use the three threaded studs that would have connected it to the generator, but something like that could be another option. My gut feeling is that its fine for pulley loads, but might not be great with a whole 62hp going through it.
  7. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Thanks, I'll check it out, it would be a solution if it worked ok driving an alternator.
  8. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Thanks, our current arrangement driven from the flywheel does this so we can go pretty large on any pulley. My question is more around adding 14-20kg of rotating mass on the crankshaft. But I guess that's tiny compared to a JP/JK flywheel. Thanks for the other suggestions, I'm not sure round belting would suit alternator drives but will check it out.
  9. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Thanks, I use nutlink belting elsewhere. It won't work when run directly onto a flywheel, as the metal pins skate across the surface under load (ask me how I know...… I currently run our alternator directly off the flywheel as you describe, but this won't be ideal with JK4.
  10. flatplane8

    JP/JK pulley

    Hi, What size pulleys have people successfully fitted to JP/JKs? I'm looking at larger sizes to drive an alternator and possibly a 240v generator. This would be crankshaft mounted via a taperlock. I currently run our alternator from the flywheel rim via a belt, but this won't be a great option with our JK4, as the flywheel will be close coupled to a gearbox. I realise I could still use this method, but it would be nice to avoid breaking the coupling to change belts. Large (400-630mm dia.) pulleys are readily available, but they are between 12-20kgs in weight and I my not sure if this would be an issue on the end of the crankshaft. I've seen alternators driven by little rubber wheels from the rim of the flywheel, does anyone have any experience with such a setup? Thanks, Simon
  11. flatplane8

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    Ruston....looks nice https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ruston-Hornsby-Engine-Diesel/173627147015?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D3e492e15c9c448bab44e47d74e837ef0%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D332857205202%26itm%3D173627147015&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
  12. flatplane8

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    I think they used an add template for a Loncin engine. If you scroll past that you get to the description of the JP3M.
  13. flatplane8

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    Lister JP3M on ebay Seller also mentions a JP2m for sale. There is also a nice looking JP1 generating set just appeared on ebay too.
  14. flatplane8

    JP3 running speed

    Here is a little video taken last night of a Morse control being used on a Lister JK4.
  15. flatplane8

    JP3 running speed

    Ah, see what you mean now, thanks for clarifying. Our JP3 is now controlled via a cable mechanism and we use the stops built into that to achieve the same thing. Yes, too much tension on the speeder spring could cause undue load on the engine.
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