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09/02/2005 08:58   Don't Spill A Drop!   [Engine And Drive]

You often hear stories from mates where they try to tell you that some engines run so smooth that you could rest a glass of water on the motor, rev it and not spill a drop….


WELL WE DID IT ON THE KOMBI MOTOR !!!! AND WE HAVE A PHOTO TO PROVE IT!!!


After getting the motor running, and being as happy as pigs in pooh about it, the next dilemma was to get it to run with balls. Up until now, the thing ran, but ran like pooh. No guts. Last night Bucket, Nick and I spent ages sorting out the point gap. Even using a feeler guage, it isn’t as simple to get it right, since the dizzy is tucked in a hard to reach spot. First it was too small, then it was too big, then too small etc etc. After I don’t know how many attempts,……”(silence)…. Nick….I think that’s it!.....Yep that’s perfect!”

And we gave that a try and it kicked over on the first turn, and it ran so smooth – but wouldn’t idle.

Then Ash remembered that the brake booster hose was never connected – which explained why it would rev, but not idle – with the hose reconnected – FUCK IT WAS AWESOME! SO SMOOTH AND SOO FREE REVING!

But let’s not overshadow the very masterfull repair which was done to the carbie accelerator pump diafram – good old Mastic!

We should have applied for sponsorship on this project!

 
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