Yet another engine arrived in my yard at 7 o'clock this morning before work....A quick inspection tonight has revealed an interesting query - the engine is as far as I can tell a fairly late Lister L tank cooled, however the info on the brass plate doesn't appear to match up! Spec is 102L, Serial Number is 221011 (however the first '1' is stamped upside down) and the horse power is marked as 9 at 650rpm! I am not aware of a 9hp L type and think it may have been subject to a careless apprentice stamping the plate 9 instead of 6, as borne out by the mis-stamped serial number.
I would appreciate others' comments. I will get some pictures up on the website as soon as I can get some clear pictures of the spec plate.
In typical Lister style it fired straight up on the stale petrol that was in it and jumped around the yard quite happily ;-)
Thanks & Regards