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1950specialdeluxe
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am anything but despaired.
I was happy to get it loose and get 90lbs of compression.
I have a new battery for it.
The wiring harness is questionable so I will make sure I have no dead shorts.
Did some research so will confirm I get spark at the points and follow it thru.
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1950specialdeluxe
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a bit more tonight.
Checked the coil, appears ok.
Had minimal resistance on the 2 input leads and about 7 k ohms across spark lug wire and a lead.
it looked like the points operated properly but will start over on them tomorrow.
I need to re read the procedure, I am a slow learner. Shocked
Had it hooked up a 6 volt car battery so it was getting voltage.
Will keep you posted
Thanks for indulging me.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: More Progress Reply with quote

I checked the points and they did not open at all.
Gapped them according to my manual.
Put in a new plug and checked for spark, strong spark.
Put the new plug and tried to get it to fire using a squirt of starter fluid, I'm waiting on a rebuild kit for my fuel petcock.

It would not fire. Then I rechecked the compression and it had dropped to about 60lbs.
I went and did some digging and realized I needed to check the valves.
I needed to set the valves and then rechecked compression, 95 lbs.
Timing looked good.
Set up a temporary connection to the battery and kicked it over.
It fired right up and ran briefly until I shut it off.
Success.
Have a few more things to do while I wait for the mailman to bring the petcock rebuild kit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on getting the engine to run. That may be the highlight of your restoration. It's a good feeling isn't it?
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1950specialdeluxe
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: 1st Ride šŸ˜ Reply with quote

Havenā€™t updated for a while.
Made some progress.
A new pet cock arrived, installed that. No more leaks.
Fired right up, but throttle cable is kinked.
Missed that before, new one ordered.
It arrived this week, installed it this morning.
Started it up, adjusted the carb.
While it was still on the centre stand, I ran it thru all the gears.
Temporarily installed the battery in its holder and drove around the garage.
Still waiting on a few parts, but well on my way.
Thanks for all the help and encouragement so far.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That must be a good feeling.

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