78 Swinger 2 . Got it with 400 miles on it , now has 1000. Everything original except for rebuilding the carb, petcock chains tubes and tires coil .
My Swinger was making a ticking noise recently, and I thought I needed an oil change, but then it quit on me in the rain. I thought it might be BC the rain, but when it dryed it ran but without much power. I pulled the head and then cylinder off. So the piston and rings look shot, but the inside of the cylinder looks like it was nicked by the rings, I guess Ill just get the $114 treats 70cc V1 kit BC I don't think this cylinder is any good anymore. I am running a Bing 14 with bigger Jets.. everything else is stock.. Hopefully I can use the stock setup with this kit.
So I was wondering, I usually add 2 cap fulls of Lucas 2 stroke oil to my gallon of gas. Is that enough? Maybe this is what shredded the rings and piston>?
When I pulled the oil drain plug it seems that not enough oil came out, but the bottom end wasn't making any funny noises when i got it to run with the bad piston, it just didn't have much power. So for now I'm just going to rebuild the top end and hopefully it will get me down the road cause I'm missing my baby!