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Old 01-30-2019, 04:47:27 AM
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Hello, today I admit to my great deep shame that I (and MH55k) own a Lister engine.

Anyway now that's out of the way, how can I attach the spark lead to the bit-what-makes-electric? There was a plastic box on top of it with a metal tongue touching the contact when I got it, but the thing fell apart in very short order. Should I solder a wire directly on, or will I need to make some structural contact like it was originally?

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Hi,
I think that the first thing you should do is to check that the coil is a good one,if it isnt then you will either need a coil rewind or a new coil,if the coil is good then you can carefully - and I stress carefully( or else you can damage the very fine coil wires) - solder a wire onto the 'button', or make up a replacement cap and contact.
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plastic gets old too soon, have you used up all the wood? a pretty piece of sheoak will give it local character!
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That an lucas RS1 or a SR1 maggy numbat? I prolly have the cap on the shelf as well as everything else it needs ( John was sposed to tell me ages ago what he needed to get it going )
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That an lucas RS1 or a SR1 maggy numbat?
Yes sir, those sure are numbers and letters I'll post a photo tomorrow! I think I'll give a go at fixing the wire in place then soldering gently to the contact point in the meanwhile
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lucas RS1

wind it over and see if it has spark

stick your finger on it, if you cant solder
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Well me and the apprentice stuck the lead on with some leccy tape and wound her over this evening, got it running eventually. Ran a load of flame out the exhaust which was pretty in the dark, but suggests we have fuel/valve/ignition issues.

Then we went to start it 20 minutes later, it'd catch and get to some speed but then seemingly fire on the wrong stroke and kill itself instantly... Will have to bother johnny about it!
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Congratulations on acquiring a great engine. Probably one of the best engines ever built.

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Are these things a chain drive for the spark timing? MH55k suggested if it is then perhaps the chain slipped a section or something, which would explain why it is seemingly igniting entirely wrong and stopping dead when putting on some speed...
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What model of Lister is it? The Lucus mag is normally reliable, usually chain driven and the sprocket is usually keyed to the mag. If it had slipped it would not start again. You may need to check the condenser. They are easy to set the timing.
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