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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #60 on: 05.08. 2016 14:22 »
Fantastic news. Great to hear you got it running. What's the report on starting when hot?

One more piece of advice: Toothpicks work quite well for removing bugs from between teeth.

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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #61 on: 05.08. 2016 14:59 »
It's always been absolutely fine starting from hot. First or second prod and the same from cold. I understand that the previous owner (and builder) had the magneto completely refurbished. It was just that he hadn't allowed for some idiot to lose the insulating washer...
Thanks again for spotting the missing component - I should have posted that picture of the cap earlier (although at that stage had no reason to think it might be the issue)
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #62 on: 05.08. 2016 17:19 »
Great news. This has to be one of the best 'for the want of a nail' stories - but luckily the horse isn't lame, nor the battle lost. Excellent result!
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #63 on: 05.08. 2016 21:42 »
All's well that ends well!
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #64 on: 06.08. 2016 00:23 »

 What will we do now for entertainment *eek*
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #65 on: 06.08. 2016 06:18 »
NEXT *pull hair out*
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #66 on: 06.08. 2016 08:52 »

 
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What will we do now for entertainment *eek*

  But as serious as I like to be, I'm stoked for yea- and heps of kudos to ol' Eagle Eye Richard for spotting the lack of insulating washer *beer*
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Re: I've killed my spark and fuel supply - how on earth...?
« Reply #67 on: 06.08. 2016 16:46 »
Thanks, kindly, Dutch. I finally got one right after a hundred or so wrong guesses.

In a way, this reminds me of the Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest I was in in high school. Every year, every Southern California high school would send two auto shop students to the Los Angeles Plymouth plant where maybe a hundred identical cars had been jiggered-up with the same engine problems. A couple of the problems I always remember were the wood block jammed under the fuel pump arm and (sorta like the washer) no copper in the phony 12V wire to the ignition coil. We came in 5th place (no ribbon).

Anyway, just glad Crispin can happily ride his A10 until the next challenge.

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