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garry inglis
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:46 am

Great work must be pleased as you have built and took a chance on a lot of different methods to end up with home built engine and also you'll have to put a vid up of starting the scoot in that strange looking lawnmower 😂

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:53 pm

garry inglis wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:46 am
Great work must be pleased as you have built and took a chance on a lot of different methods to end up with home built engine and also you'll have to put a vid up of starting the scoot in that strange looking lawnmower 😂
ha ha, yes i will garry, its a great little addition to the garage, i started the beast with it last week, and took it round to my mates who couldnt get his to start, it soon fired it up, i will get a video when the weather improves, yes im realy pleased with the end result, i was a bit worried along the way it would just feel like a ts1, not that i dont like a ts1 they can be fantastic, i wanted a big thumper and thats what ive got, i never expected it would be such a powerhouse at low revs,and so smooth and clean pulling away, it will do 30mph in top gear, and yet it will do way over 100 mph if it will do enough revs in top gear, which i suspect it will, im looking forward to getting it run in, and then on the dyno, ive still got a few little things to do as well.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:03 pm

Quick question what was the piston crown height of the 580 piston you used ? 31mm

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Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:37 pm

hungdog wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Quick question what was the piston crown height of the 580 piston you used ? 31mm

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sorry i dont remember off the top of my head, it was a wiseco piston, i can get you the part number if you need it, it was the standard size, are you dipping your toe in the water and building one too ?
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 pm

been out on the scoot twice this week, ran fine on wednesday night, but on sunday seemed to develop a bit of a rattle, had a look around and one of my exhaust mounts had snapped, so i tacked it back together, then added a couple of gussets, i dont think it will break again, done over 200 miles now.
ImageUntitled by stephen holt, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by stephen holt, on Flickr

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garry inglis
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:36 am

That looks like something of my mk1 cortina 😂😂

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:59 am

OK just needs a bit of grinding and a lick of paint.

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