Lister- Petters to Kubota conversion
Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:35 PM
Anyway I wanted to put the Lister in front of another manual transmission and this was the only one on hand. That and the Kubota engine was missing parts. The output shaft on the engine rotates the wrong way so I had to turn the engine around and install a jack shaft. The #50 chain connects the jack shaft to the transmission shaft. My supplier was out of the bearings I needed so I made some wooden inserts to keep the shaft centered until they arrive tomorrow.
I'm using a B belt to connect the engine to the jack shaft. If someday down the road I or someone else want to use the mower deck they can power it from the jack shaft.
This photo shows the belt arrangement. I'm using an A belt to get proper alignment. I didn't have the a B belt on hand
In this photo the belt tensioner has been fabricated and installed.
Here you can get some idea of the size of these air cooled engines.
And finally my on site technical support department. Also eager to give moral support when needed. So this is what I was able to get accomplished today.
Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:59 PM
Posted August 30, 2011 - 12:33 AM
- wvbuzzmaster said thank you
Posted August 30, 2011 - 05:33 AM
Posted August 30, 2011 - 05:56 AM
Posted August 30, 2011 - 10:12 AM
I wouldn't call the project strange at all myself. Looks like you could move the alternator to the opposite side & have it tucked in closer?
Posted August 30, 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted August 30, 2011 - 10:47 AM
I'm really interested to see how much side to side shaking I get now that the crankshaft is parallel to the frame rails.
Stroky as it is, maybe wheelie bars off each side?
Posted August 30, 2011 - 12:06 PM
LOL. Boy I hope not!
Posted August 30, 2011 - 01:38 PM
Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:03 AM
It looks like you have a lot of good help there. I asked my buddy to come up to the barn and help on projects.
He came, he looked.....
And here was his response.
Not much help there!
Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:49 AM
You are correct about Scout (the greyhound pictured above) being too big to be a whippet. In fact Scout is the largest greyhound I have ever known - he is 110 lbs of solid dog! Most greyhounds range from 50 lbs small females to big 85 lb males. Scouts papers indicate that he was born in Ireland and brought to the US to race at a track near Lake Geneva, WI. The track went out of business about five years ago and we drove up there and adopted him. I should point out that I have owned and/or fostered retired greyhounds for many years.
I agree about the happy dog comment. Scout comes to the office with me every day (that is his bed next to my desk that he is laying in with his Mr. Moose). At home he has 40 acres with trails to roam and play around so he is very content with retirement.
I know exactly how difficult it is to lose a canine friend. Our greyhound prior to Scout was named Bolt. Bolt lived to be eighteen years old and was called by many the greyhound ambassador since he was often on TV and in the local papers promoting greyhound adoption activities and I used to take him to visit patients in retirement homes. When Bolt passed on my wife took it so hard she swore we would never get another greyhound. Then about a year later I read about the track closing and leaving 800 greyhounds without homes. I suggested that we should at least go look at the dogs available for adoption and you can guess the rest!
Posted September 01, 2011 - 11:11 AM
Posted September 01, 2011 - 11:21 AM