1953 CS Lister 5/1
follows me home - 17th August 2009.
I came across these Listers by
chance. I have always liked the 5/1 or 6/1 Lister CS (Cold Start)
but they are quite big and heavy compared to my other engines so never
thought that I would actually own one. Well now I do!
More of the story later
- this page will grow in time but for now it's just a few pics of the
I finally collected two CS 5/1's as well as an aircooled, 3 cylinder HA
H.P. @ 1800 RPM). Originally I had wanted both the 5/1's but my friend
Botha of Stilfontein ("Die Lister Manne" or, in English, "The Lister
asked so nicely for one of the 5/1's that I agreed that he could take
He had already collared the 3 cylinder. He collects Listers and was
of a radiator cooled 5/1 to complete his collection. How could I refuse?
Today I drove to Pretoria with my
friend Neville Botha (no relation to George Botha) and collected the
3 engines. It was quite a traumatic trip due to South Africa hosting
2010 Soccer World Cup. The "guvmunt" is trying to impress the rest of
world and, seeing as that this trip was through our main
area, there were "roadworks" all of the way. But I'd rather not discuss
For now here are
a few pics of the load - a successful day in old
Looking at the pictures, we could
possibly have made a better job of "distributing the load" but had time
constraints and what you see is the best we could do within those
constraints. My 11 year old Mazda pickup managed just fine - the trip
back took about 3 hours at a leisurely 100 Kilometers per hour. We took
all the back roads to avoid the traffic on the highways.
31st August 2009: I've been spending
all my spare time on this engine and it is now time to get the webpage
going. Click here to go to Page 2.
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Loaded and ready to go. The 1.5 tonne load was not
too well distributed but worked O.K.
My friend Neville Botha who helped me &
was in charge of securing the load .
The trailer - 3 Cylinder at the back and 5/1 in front.
Another 5/1 on the back of my pickup.
Another view of the load.
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