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#1 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:10 PM

In the last couple of weeks I been busy doing another diesel conversion. I've accumulated some photos and had it out running today. I built one of these a couple of years ago and it was one of my all time favorite conversions. Unfortunately the transaxle wasn't up to the task and gave out completely ending that venture. There were a couple of things that I would have like changed on the original. First was hydraulic lift, second was different drive system and lastly a hood that didn't have the head sticking through. This one takes care of those concerns with hydro drive, lift. and a different hood design.

 

WH to Lister 002.JPG  WH to Lister 003.JPG

WH to Lister 004.JPG  WH to Lister 009.JPG

WH diesel driving 003.JPG  WH diesel driving 004.JPG

 

 

If I can figure out how to post videos I have a coupe of it running and driving. These engines

have a wonderful sound.

 

 


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:14 PM

That is awesome!! I have wanted to get one of those engines but they are always to expensive for my wallet LOL.

 

Great job and I hope you can get a video for us! I would love to here the sound of that! :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Maybe you should rebadge this one as a "Wheel Mule", as it likely pulls like one!   :thumbs:  Just keep those pants legs tucked in your boots till you get guards in place! 


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:44 PM

That is very cool. Why is a Wheel Horse blue?


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:46 PM

I'm down loading the videos now and hope I know what I'm doing. The last time I tried this Daniel had to help but I might have it figured out this time.

Wheel Mule sounds good but you got me to thinking and Trojan horse came to mind and has a nice ring to it. 

Belt guards, running boards, and battery cover are next on the list. Thanks for mentioning the belt.



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:49 PM

That is very cool. Why is a Wheel Horse blue?

That's the way it came and I had nothing to do with the paint scheme. I plan to use it the way it is this summer to make sure 

I have all the bugs worked out. Then this fall it will get an upgrade in it's appearance. 

 

 

 


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:54 PM

I really like the looks,  the way the hood slops down to the dash is just way cool. i too am waiting for the video w/sound. Nice conversion :thumbs:


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:07 PM

That's neat. Lookin forward to the movie too.

Looks like you raised the seat a bit. Is that so you can see over the hood? :smilewink:


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:27 PM

OK let's see if I'm up to this while the other one is down loading.

This will be the walk around and the driving is next.

View My Video

 

This works but I was hoping to post the video here directly. 

The battery was installed out front on purpose. On the other WH I had trouble keeping the front wheels on the ground.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Great sound! What model Lister is that?

Thanks for the video :thumbs:


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 10:13 PM

    LTI Lister Petters. The two I have both came out of traffic control signs. They are used in many applications including the Valdez pipe line. They were originally designed to have a life span of 20,000 hours. I had a long visit with Lister about these engines and they were helpful and provided quite a bit of information. It was mentioned that these engine have run as long as 40,000 hours on the pipeline without being overhauled. 

   I think the most I've paid for one of these is under $200 and if the working hour meters are original they both had under 500 hours on them. They make many different version of this same engine so you need to know what your getting into. Rotation can either be CW or CCW. Also what are the governor speeds are set for, and is it electric or hand start. I happened to be fortunate enough to have two engines the same. 

  Here is the driving video.

http://<a href='http...'>View My Video


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 10:58 PM

LOVE the sound!


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 11:44 PM

Sounds great. Thanks for the video. A buddy of mine has a couple old Listers, running

winches on the deck of his barge. Sounds identical.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 05:11 AM

Hey,that's pretty cool.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 05:19 AM

very cool, can't wait to see it finished...


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