January 27, 2010

try this again


My friend Bill and I made a stainless nipple insert for the head. Slightly oversize thread. Threaded it in. First time it was too wide .. intake wouldn't fit.. Lathed it down some more .. now it's about as perfect as it's going to get. It's not going anywhere. Where was I the other day before I was ready to use the head as a soccer ball?

9 comments:

Jay said...

you were gettin her ready to go for a ride with a new magneeettowww!!!

t said...

oh yeah.. I've almost forgot that's what you do with these things. You around this weekend Jay?

Jay said...

lets get out for a ride...should be off friday as well...

t said...

If I can ever get the thing started.. magneto.. it's timed and setup exactly how it should be. It'll give a little puff or two but then nada. Started easy before. Hmm.. wonder if there's a world record in Guiness for Magneto toss?

Jay said...

if I was a little closer Id help you kick...

matt@machine said...

i can kick for hours too...id kick for ya t........but remember the old saying when riding nortons.....if its not ignition...its fuel....and if its not fuel ....its ignition.....valve clearances good on the front one?

matt@machine said...

thats why i like solids....

t said...

i just set all the valves..so they're good. It's a swap meet mag. I replaced the points and condensor. Has a decent spark when you spin it. I'll clean the magnets.. and try resetting the mag. If that doesn't work I'll reset it over the neighbors house and into the vacant lot. Might grow a magneto tree never know.

Jay said...

well,
I should be off early tomarrow if you need a hand