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Old 30-01-2017, 07:32 PM
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Nope the ignition lever works perfectly. Its on the right where it should be on the left, but that's no problem.

Its all academic for now anyway. Having cured or slowed the other oil leaks i find the cylinder base gasket is leaking. 3 of the bolts were loose and the 4th has a stripped thread in the crank case. Hmm.

The head and barrel came off easy as nothing was done up tight (I don't think the bloke who rebuit th engine owns any spanners as nothing is tight.

Here's the final bit The head gasket (copper) was under the barrel and the barrel base gasket yes made of paper was trying to be a head gasket.

There also appears to be play in the big end bearing so this may take some time.

How the poor thing ran at all is a bloody mistery to me.
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