on Saturdays my wife and I do Garage sales, and at one I picked up, all in pieces, a diesel engine that came off a logging camp 4 KW genset with the idea of using it to charge batteries at our Off Grid Ham Radio repeatersite.
It is a LISTER 303 SR1.17 6HP at 1800 RPM, Single cylinder diesel engine and I would like to find a (hopefully used) starter and ring gear, critical components for a remote start application. The engine is very similar in appearance to the Lister LV1, that I found information on in a Google search.
Vintage about 1970-1974 ?
The starter for this genset application was probably built into the 4KW generator body itself. The flywheel cover has a starter drive boss and one of my Google search hits referred to an optional reduction drive starter for the LV1-- probably made by Lucas (now Prestolite) in England.
There is also a possibility I could shrink fit another brand of ring gear around the flywheel and make an adapter plate on the starter drive boss to match, accept and engage a typical North American starter and drive but that's. obviously not my first choice.
Is anyone out there familiar with the SR1? What are the differences between an SR1 and a LV1? Is a preheater commonly used for these engines?