Unusual D flywheel

Gentlemen, I've been to a farm sale today with a mate who was looking to buy a tractor for grass cutting, he didn't come home with a tractor but came home with a J reg Moggy 1000 instead, in the lots there was a partly dismantled Lister D which after a serious bidding session I came away with for the grand sum of £7.05. I thought it would do for spares except that the flywheel made me get the books out, it has a machined V belt groove in the rim of the flywheel and also instead of a flat side face there is a distinct step at the outer edge.

Looking in DWE latest D book there is a spec 18 batch made as I described for Gratton and Sons of Lincoln with serial no's of which mine falls in for the 1930's. I was going to use it for spares as it has a complete mag but now if it is different I suppose I will have to rebuild it.

Martin P

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campingstoveman
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Martin are you sure that it is a D type? The flywheel you are describing sounds very familiar to the one that came on my F type. Unfortunately the flywheel was badly cracked so had to be replaced with a standard flywheel. If you are ever getting rid of this flywheel I may be intrested in it.

Mike M

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miley_bob

I think the SPEC 18D2H gives it away :-)) plus the DWE Lister bible actually records this flywheel and there is a picture of one also, this one will be restored.

Martin P

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campingstoveman

Are you going to paint it Martin?

;-)

Dan

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Dan Howden

Dan,

On this occasion just to please John I will as it will be several greens otherwise :-))

Martin P

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campingstoveman

Gentlemen,

Flywheel pictures in place at picasa

Martin P

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campingstoveman

How about telling where Picasa is?

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Dave Croft

Didn't realise that Picasso painted Lister D flywheels ?

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John Stevenson

We 'may' have a single-groove D flywheel in the engine shelter, I'll have a look when I get a minute later in the week.

There's a pile of bikes and battery racks clogging up the access for now...

If it is the one, yours for free, but you'll have to collect :-))

It also had (I think) the crankshaft, bearings and bearing housing still attached.

I believe I mentioned these bits and pieces a couple of years ago.

Peter

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Peter A Forbes

Dave, I do apologise I removed the link from my posting, its here

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Martin P

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campingstoveman

Peter that would be brilliant if your flywheel matches upto the one which came off my F type. As i said earlier, I have a replacement flywheel, but if possible I would like to get one with a groove in it. It originally had one of the smaller light weight flywheels. photos can be found at

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As you can see it was in some what of a sorry state and has since been scrapped.

Something tells me I really should stop buying engines from a certain Peterborough based collector of Tangyes :)

Mike M

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miley_bob

Forgot to post a link to the picture of the actual engine.

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Mike M

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miley_bob

Your flywheel is different to mine.

Martin P

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campingstoveman

"miley_bob" wrote (snip):-

What the heck happened to that!

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Nick H

It broke :-))

Martin P

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campingstoveman

"campingstoveman" wrote

Hmm. Amazing the damage you can do with a toffee hammer - just one more light tap to make sure that key is properly seated ;-)

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Nick H

At some point somebody had hammered the key a bit too hard and had cracked the boss and the crack also extended part way upto the flywheel rim.. After a year of soaking the flywheel was still reluctant to move so we decided that the only choice was to cut into the flywheel with an angle grinder and try and smash it off. The end result is what you can see in the pictures.

Mike M

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miley_bob

"miley_bob" wrote

Ouch! Probably the only call under the circumstances though

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Nick H

Thats what we thought when we decided to do it. I had long since decided that the flywheel was a write off, but i didnt want to risk damaging the crank etc, so we decided to cutinto the flywheel and smash it off. Needless to say had the flyhweel not being cracked we would never have attempted such a thing.

Mike M

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miley_bob

Steady there Martin. And I thought you were alergic to paint.

John

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John

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