Post by rarefish383 on Jan 21, 2020 7:35:58 GMT -5
I was going to open them up, but when I saw I had to reroute the wires I forgot to. When I saw spark I had to see if it would start. I have to go back in and clean stuff up. I’m going to see if I can take the points out and cut off the square plastic lug that holds the points bolt in place. It’s just a convent place for the wires. It did start on a prime, but if the points do fire it might not run well.
Post by rarefish383 on Jan 26, 2020 15:27:23 GMT -5
OK, a little disappointed. The C51 fired last week. Started playing with it and was expecting to get it running. Put a prime down the carb and nothing. Decided to go back under the flywheel and finish cleaning up the chip install. I took the points out and took them apart. The stud that the wires mount to slides right off the pivot. Took the points off the plastic block that locks into the points box. But the bolt back through the plastic block, put it back in the points box, and installed the 3 wires. Makes a really tidy , and easy install. No splicing.
I put the point box cover back on just in case some one ever wants to put points back in it, all the parts are there. Pulled the plug, had real good spark. Still nothing. Pulled the muffler and the piston and cylinder look good. Still nothing. With the plug in, watching the piston go up and down, gas was washing past the rings. Just bubbling out of the cylinder. Comp gauge read 90 PSI. Put a little mixing oil in the cylinder and the comp jumped to 100 on one pull, and to 120 on the second pull. The rings push in a little with a screw driver blade, so I don't think they are frozen. Maybe I'll put some Acetone/ATF mix in the cylinder and let them sit for a week. That freed up the C72 so it started.