Ah ha! Thanks for making me recheck! No visible arcing at the points when I used the drill, but I hadn’t bothered to just look in the thing while it ran under its own power! Sure enough….sparks.I’m an idiot, but I can be taught…..maybe.
I finally went and bought a timing light for working on this build, and…what is even happening here? Points gap was set to 0.4mm, timing to 14 degrees BTDC. Under the timing light this thing is bouncing all over the place. Not missing a woodruff key, any ideas?
NOW WAIT JUST A DING DANG SECOND.......For these TCCD o-ring sealing heads, am I uh....am I supposed to use just the o-ring between the head and the cylinder? Or am I supposed to also use the normal metal head gasket that comes with the TCCD cylinder in addition to the o-ring?
Thanks! Here's hoping I can do a build worthy of that patina!
Interested! Sent ya a PM.
Hey all,So after some experiments and taking the 'ped down to the local moped shop, I've pretty much settled on what some of the issues were. Much like Ken and Graham said, the guys at the shop said to pass on the clone carb, foam filter, and more aggressive treatland pipe. It's much better to got with a smaller pipe that matches the restrictions of the cyclinder, and makes up a bit
> use thick clutch springs 3 turns in if stock clutch (aftermarket clutch will bend with > thick springs) run synthetic motor oil not type F fluid unless aftermarket clutch,I'm using the treatmetric jammer clutch, which has no screws to turn for fine adjustments. My understanding is that due to the design, this clutch can't really bend under thick springs. Maybe I'll swap out
I set it by attaching a multimeter to the outputs of the points. Using the continuity setting, I rotated the flywheel. It beeps when the contacts are closed, so the point in rotation when that beep stops indicates when the points are opened. It's the most accurate way I know of to set initial timing.Having said that, Ken is saying the timing light method is needed, as it's different when
D’oh! Yep, typo. I meant 0.4mm, about 16 thou.
Hi all,I've just rebuilt my Puch E50 engine with a TCCD kit. It fires up okay, but I am bad at the tuning part. Please have mercy on my soul. Any help is appreciated. Here is the setup:Treatland super stuffy crank, 4x nachi bearings, viton seals50cc TCCD kit (no case matching)Treat's o-ring head for TCCD (less compression/sport touring version)Treatmetric jammer clutch V6.4 (using the me