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Mike the Boilerman

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Really? Unusual though it is, it surely one of the most "messed about with" ones present?

 

But probably its original length wink.png

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Years ago, at a rally in Nottingham (1999?), 'Sharpness' challenged any boat there to a tug of war.........The 4L2 gracefully admitted defeat after one tug and went back to the mooring...... Size isn't everything!

Dan

Wyrd?

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Next up, a Lister "Freedom" twin cylinder engine with Blackstone gearbox for £3.5k. I've never heard of one of these before but a brief bit of research suggests it's the correct name for an FR2. 16hp so maybe a bit on the small side after all....

 

$T2eC16RHJIMFHJOlmif3BR7pqeClLg~~60_12.J

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251309174953&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160

 

Price seems a little ambitious to me...

 

MtB

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Some would say the same of those who don't know the difference between "you're" not "your".

Greeno, Mr. Wheel!

Mike, FR = Freedom Range (so surely they should not cost anything).

 

I wonder what other engine abbreviations could stand for:

JP = Just Pretentious

YWAM = Yikes! What A Monster!

SR = Still Running

LK = Like Klockwork

 

 

(DFC - ducks for cover).

Edited by Athy

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Greeno, Mr. Wheel!

Mike, FR = Freedom Range (so surely they should not cost anything).

 

 

So called AIUI because it was Listers first new design after WWII when design constraints were becoming 'freer'.

 

Tim

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SR: Smokes Relentlessly

 

JP: Just Pootling

 

HA: Hearing Agony

 

LW: Leisurely Wind-up

 

Dorman DSM: Does Slowly Move

 

Kelvin K: King-Size

 

Kelvin J: Junior

 

Bolinder EM : Engine Monstrous

 

Petter PH Pretty Hardwearing

 

Petter PJ Pile of Junk

Edited by BEngo
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Spot on, Mr. T and Ben!

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But surely "K" in Kelvin stands foir "Kolossal"?

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ST? Smoking terrifically

 

HB? Horribly Big

 

LR? Loudly Rattling

 

BMC? Birmingham Metal Contraption? Boat Moving Contraption

 

Richard

 

Dorman DWD Does Want Diesel

 

Lister FR Fancy Rockerbox

Edited by BEngo

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Boat Moving Contraption

 

Perfect! Thank you

 

Richard

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BMC?

 

Richard

 

Our two......

 

BMC = Bilge Mess Creator

 

HA = Hearing Annihilator

Edited by alan_fincher

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Next up, a Lister "Freedom" twin cylinder engine with Blackstone gearbox for £3.5k. I've never heard of one of these before but a brief bit of research suggests it's the correct name for an FR2. 16hp so maybe a bit on the small side after all...

As fitted to NB Melaleuca We get along fine with 16 Lister horses.

 

Price seems a little ambitious to me...

and me. It might be appropriate with evidence of recent "as new" rebuild, but there's no sign of that.

 

MP.

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"Freedom" was indeed the marketing name for the FR range of engines. IMHO they are are quite underated against many other types of Lister but are robust and reliable engines.

 

The seller is away with the fairies with the asking price though. An unrestored one, no matter how nice the nackerlaquer repaint looks, is only worth around £750. An FR2M complete with Blackstone box just around £1000.

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SR: Smokes Relentlessly

 

JP: Just Pootling

 

HA: Hearing Agony

 

LW: Leisurely Wind-up

 

Dorman DSM: Does Slowly Move

 

Kelvin K: King-Size

 

Kelvin J: Junior

 

Bolinder EM : Engine Monstrous

 

Petter PH Pretty Hardwearing

 

Petter PJ Pile of Junk

 

can't let that one go, there is nothing wrong with a PJ or PJW.

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From my limited knowledge, its a JP2, not a JP2M.

 

It has a sophisticated speed control totally overriding the governor:

 

$T2eC16RHJHkFFlob+K-RBS!qpSwMqQ~~60_12.J

 

Otherwise all the fixed speed stuff is there. It's the JP4 version of this that I have been correcting in Reading

 

Richard

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From my limited knowledge, its a JP2, not a JP2M.

 

It has a sophisticated speed control totally overriding the governor:

 

$T2eC16RHJHkFFlob+K-RBS!qpSwMqQ~~60_12.J

 

Otherwise all the fixed speed stuff is there. It's the JP4 version of this that I have been correcting in Reading

 

Richard

 

Yes that's a bit naughty. Normally even this fixed speed industrial engine would have a spring between the speed adjuster and injection pump lever, which would only be used for starting/stopping. This spring and the governor then work against each other to give the latter a fighting chance of working.

 

To convert to variable speed remote control a suitable throttle linkage would need to be fabricated operating on a similar spring with tension tweaked to give adequate speed control.

 

The winning bid seemed a bit high for an industrial engine with obviously no gearbox. Having said that starter conversions come out around £1500. Did anyone here bid on it?

Edited by by'eck

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someone paid £2806 for it !

 

sun must have got to their head ?

 

Yes I was staggered. It's not worth a PENNY more than £2,805....

 

 

Next up, a rather nice looking Kelvin P4, currently at £300!

 

$(KGrHqRHJFMFIDZ0SlL7BSEjnip2L!~~60_12.J

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161089271384&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160

 

And what's the boat in the background? Pisces? Phobos?

 

 

MtB

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