Opening a Can of Worms!

Well after not much success with the jets and getting it running smoothly (despite an actual ride around the block!!) Mackenzie had feeling about something.

There was something in the back of Mackenzie's mind that told him the valve gaskets weren't on. So off came the valve inspection caps and his inkling was right! Yet other horrors were found!

Well he was right! No Gasket. Also missing - a valve stem! it was wedged between the seen rocker cover bolt and the valve springs and ended up rough.

Next up was the exhaust tappets - these valve stems were completely loose and have came out! Leaving it to a game of operation and long nose pliers they were plucked out.

So a big panic was where can they get another valve stem so quickly? A few old engine were looked out but no valve stems fit unill the last engine! A 125 Scooter! Valves were then set up correctly and covers had gaskets

As dark got the better of them, seeing the valve difference will have to wait till next week

Minor Jobs

With the jets on order Luke and Mackenzie dealt with the smaller tasks

The tank was lined.

An exhaust baffle was taken out as there was two much pressure.
Throttle and clutch cables were made an the rear brake was set up

Oil was changed

Now all the smaller parts are done it should be easier!

Lets Get You Running!

So as cosmetics were now completed it was now time to attend to the mechanical side of things and get her running

Basics were set up just to get the engine turning over. On inside inspection the tank needed relining so a makeshift plastic petrol bottle was rigged up, and with no brass nipples to solder for cables it was just pulled. Pretty primitive but it was just to get the engine going!

As soon as it fired up the carb gushed with petrol. With a strip down and not a clue wiser it was taken to a singles guru. Carb was inspected at it was found that the bowl level was out and the main jet was way to huge. So with that addressed some lower jets were ordered and other areas were looked at.