info on 1978 puch newport

sean toxin /

"can anyone give me any info on the puch newport? mine was manfactured 6/78 or so the plate says. I acquired it at the town dump in the ""take it or leave it"" pile... people bring their stuff like tables,old computers,books and other crap. but then theres this moped! So i convinced my dad to take it home so me and my brother could fix it up (its looks like its been out side for ever, the chain is rusty (but it still pedals if that even makes a difference i dont know) both tires are split, the seat needs replacing) but i would like to fix it up... any one have any info they can share "

Does the engine turn over?

": can anyone give me any info on the puch newport? mine was manfactured 6/78 or so the plate says. I acquired it at the town dump in the ""take it or leave it"" pile... people bring their stuff like tables,old computers,books and other crap. but then ther"

Re: info on 1978 puch newport

"to attempt to start it make sure the slector is on start and that the spark plug cable is connected and that there is some gas in it, then pull the black lever (not the brake) which is on the left side in and try to pedal. if you it hasn't been started in a while you may have to really kick.<p>: can anyone give me any info on the puch newport? mine was manfactured 6/78 or so the plate says. I acquired it at the town dump in the ""take it or leave it"" pile... people bring their stuff like tables,old computers,books and other crap. but then theres this moped! So i convinced my dad to take it home so me and my brother could fix it up (its looks like its been out side for ever, the chain is rusty (but it still pedals if that even makes a difference i dont know) both tires are split, the seat needs replacing) but i would like to fix it up... any one have any info they can share <p>"

Re: Does the engine turn over?

Sean Toxin /

argh. the engine is seized or least i think. I read something about sticking a pencil in to see if it moves when you move the flywheel and it didnt move. I think im gonna give it up. I might be getting a 1978 Honda Hobbit from my brothers friend cause his mom is making him take it to the dump cause she caught him riding it on the street (hes 14 and you have to be 16 here in MA) so instead of taking it to the dump he might give it to me.. So i just have to pray and wait. <p><br>

Don't give up yet...

: argh. the engine is seized or least i think. I read something about sticking a pencil in to see if it moves when you move the flywheel and it didnt move. I think im gonna give it up. I might be getting a 1978 Honda Hobbit from my brothers friend cause h

Re: Don't give up yet...

sean toxin /

": If the engine is seized, there is still a change of getting it un-seized. First, if you could turn the flywheel, it is not seized. If you couldn't turn the flywheel at all, it is. If it is, pour some ATF (automatic trans. fluid) into the spark plug hole and let it soak for a day or two, then try again, working the flywheel back and forth until it breaks loose. A lot of times, the piston will move ""down"" more easily than it will move ""up"" in the cylinder.<p>Wait where is the fly wheel so that I'm clear on that? I took the metal case off the ride side of the engine and theres this big wheel that turns when i pedal and the pedals turn when i turn it by hand is that it? im stupid with these engine things but im trying<p>"

right side not ride side of engine (damn typos)

sean toxin /

": : If the engine is seized, there is still a change of getting it un-seized. First, if you could turn the flywheel, it is not seized. If you couldn't turn the flywheel at all, it is. If it is, pour some ATF (automatic trans. fluid) into the spark plug hole and let it soak for a day or two, then try again, working the flywheel back and forth until it breaks loose. A lot of times, the piston will move ""down"" more easily than it will move ""up"" in the cylinder.<p>: Wait where is the fly wheel so that I'm clear on that? I took the metal case off the right side of the engine and theres this big wheel that turns when i pedal and the pedals turn when i turn it by hand is that it? im stupid with these engine things but im trying<p><br>"

Re: right side not ride side of engine (damn typos

": : : If the engine is seized, there is still a change of getting it un-seized. First, if you could turn the flywheel, it is not seized. If you couldn't turn the flywheel at all, it is. If it is, pour some ATF (automatic trans. fluid) into the spark pl"

Re: right side not ride side of engine (damn typos

sean toxin /

": You need to take the chrome cover off the LEFT side of the engine, as you look at it while you are sitting on the bike. It sounds like you have taken the clutch cover off. The flywheel does not turn when you pedal unless the clutch lever is pulled back. What happens when you pedal and grab the black lever under the left hand brake lever? If the motor is okay, it will turn over when you pedal and pull back on that lever. Anyway, to access the flywheel, take off the chrome cover (with the PUCH logo). It should be held on by only 2 screws. Underneath this cover is the flywheel and magneto. If you can turn this by hand, the motor is not locked up.<p>Ok thanks!"

It turns over! the pistons move!

sean toxin /

the engine turns over! I put transmission fluid back in the clutch case pulled the clutch and turned the magneto flywheel by hand and It turned. So i stuck a pencil in the spark plug hole and it moved and it made this vacuum noise when it went up and down. I was told this is normal. So next step is to put some oil in cylider and then after that check the spark plug and stuff. <p><br>

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