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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Here ya go - 6mm bar bent in a vice, 12.5mm hole for the 12mm threaded rod, 10mm hole to bolt to the spring plate. Cost <£5

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Put the bent threaded bar end through the shock mounting hole, bolt the flat end of the plate to the spring plate and use the nut to adjust tension. If you have a 19mm ratchet spanner it's even easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:11 am 
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fuglededumm wrote:
£50 inc delivery :shock:


Inflation - it was only about £25 when I bought mine many moons ago.

I like your DIY solution though. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:54 pm 
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New electronic SVDA distributor put in to try and fix the crap engine - made a huge difference it's almost right. Almost...

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In the seemingly never ending pursuit of a decent running engine I took stuff apart, just because.

Looks like someone "Left a bit" - found a very smooth 20mm M6 bolt in the Left/Fwd intake (by the valve) - might account for the popping and banging from that side.

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:42 am 
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Yeh, that's not supposed to be there. That could have really screwed things up. Must be driving you nuts trying to get this engine running well.


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Hoy, nothing to do with me :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:32 pm 
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Well it fixed the rattle, well one of them.
Soon as I can get the bloody thing to stop ticking over at 1500rpm I'll see if it has helped the drive...
Seems like a lot of work for 50 HP :twisted:

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Well I can stop it ticking over at 1500rpm. All I have to do is wind in the bypass on the carb all the way and back off the dizzy!
Does not do much for performance with the timing set to 10 ATDC though!
Now when it idles #1 has a popping or not firing at all.

Surely this engine is running out of things to go wrong! I am on a mission to fix the bloody thing. :evil:

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I admire your determination. :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: Island Fugitive
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:28 am 
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Thanks! No one has a clue as to how my engine can rev at 1600-2000rpm with the throttle disconnected and the butterfly firmly closed. So an air leak possibly but where is the fuel coming from :?:

The #1 problem turned out to be the cap on the new distributor. :cry:

Hopefully new throttle shaft bushings in today if they arrive - dont think it will fix it but no other ideas and they are very worn. Bloody old stuff! :D

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