I have a 1978 Fantic Issimo, that i picked up for 60 bucks. cleaned it all down, and its looking good, the only thing is it doesn't run...yet. It has compression, it has a spark, but needs a better fuel line i think ( the one i put on leaks all over the place) It is also missing an on/off switch ( any ideas on how i can make a make shift one?)
Down to the facts. When i try to start her up, i hold the compression lever in, and start peddling. After a few revolutions of the peddles she starts to turn over, BUT ONLY WHILE I AM PEDDLING. as soon as i stop peddling, or take my hand off the compression, it dies again. This may be because the engine isn't getting enough fuel because of the leaks, or because maybe i had too much oil in it, or not enough...i don't know. BUT I think that the main reason it won't start if because of the on/off switch.
Any help is much appreciated.