Author Topic: Southern cross and lister engines and generators repair manuals for restorations  (Read 263 times)

Glenno7685

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Hi everyone

First time posting here.
I have acquired a number of old lister and southern cross engines and some generators that I would like to restore as much as possible.
My question is where can I obtain either repair/rebuild or maintenance manuals to help with the process and expand my knowledge.

Any help would be appreciated and also with identification of some of the engines and comparability with associated generators etc.
I can email more pics of engines and serial numbers to assist.

Regard

Glenn 

Cockie

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Glenn,
Welcome to the site, I'm sure you will receive a lot of information here. The best thing to do is to give the members as much information about the engines and generators as you can, all the details from the name plates and if possible photos, otherwise we are guessing what you require.
Cockie.

rustyengines

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Hi Glenn
I run the Southern Cross register and have manuals for all engines and most generators
Any numbers is a very big help
Ian 
http://southerncrossregister.nqmp.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernCrossEngines 
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Glenno7685

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Gday guys

Thanks for the replies
I tried to add some pics but it won?t let me off my phone so I?ll have to wait till I get home to the computer.
I have the southern cross generator and plant no: 2082
It?s a 1.5kw dc generator 32-40volt 1660 rpm shunt 25amp AOB frame

Then the posters plate says
Type - A. Spec - 52. HP - 2.5
Rpm - 600. No - 40212
Made in England.

I also got a international harvester company engine from Chicago illanois that says
hp type - LA engine
300-500rpm pulley speed
Patent pending No: LA 157 35

Any help with identification and whether they are worth restoring or selling off or keeping for the man cave would be appreciated.

Regards

Glenn

cobbadog

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Both are desirable and gen sets are popular ar Rallies if we ever get to go to them again. The LA is also popular so yes worth while getting them running again.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

rustyengines

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**Then the posters plate says
Type - A. Spec - 52. HP - 2.5
Rpm - 600. No - 40212
Made in England.***

That looks like a Lister A type
23708 - 44843....................1920 - 1924

Ian
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rustyengines

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IHC LA
TYPE LA 1 1/2 - 2/12 HP. GASOLINE
LA101 - LA132..................1934
LA133 - LA14654................1935
LA14655 - LA17852..............1936
LAA17853 - LAA29504............1937
LAA29505 - LAA41946............1938
LAA41947 - LAA47997............1939
Ian 
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Glenno7685

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Gday Ian

Yeah that?s correct mate that one was meant to say lister not posters haha bloody autocorrect.

Wow I didn?t realise they were both that early models that?s amazing!

I also cleaned the plates up on another two I have
One is an Apollo that says
Winchcombe Carson Ltd
Eagle st Brisbane
Hp - ?3. Quote number - 2229
Average turbine speed - 900. Type AN? I think

And the other says - Allam
High frequency flexible drive
Internal vibrator
Made in England
Type - P.F. No - 519
EP ALLAM & CO LTD
London

Thanks for the information very appreciative

Glenn