Time for the Riptide.

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Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:24 pm

Now that the spanners are out for the new Seagull and with the fingernails dirty, it's time to have a serious look at the Riptide. I'm in need of the relevant technical data to apply. Stuff like spark plugs, fuel/oil ratio, grease to use in the various nipples and how to approach the ignition advance/retard lever for starting and running, any of that sort of stuff. Please.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Hugz » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:55 am

One of these then?

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Rare as rocking horse teeth :?

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:53 am

Yup, that's the model.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Collector Inspector » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:05 am

Yep good info what I did for that post................Thank you Hugo.

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Post by Collector Inspector » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:36 am

And Post Pics

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Collector Inspector » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:54 am

User Manual sent.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:19 am

User manual recieved and printed, thank you!
Now the fun begins. First job, pinhole in fuel tank.

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What I would like is a socket for the central nut for starting with a drill purposes. I don't want to grind the original into a hex nut so I'll see if I can find a hex nut to fit the thread.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Collector Inspector » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:51 am

There is no socket for the flywheel nut...................use a large adjustable at least 14"........a light tap with a mallet on the end will loosen it.

The screws for the top plate.................just use an impact driver gently. They will come out and the plate lifts off for ignition adjustment/check without removing the nut.

Please have the correct tools...............important.

Good luck post more pics...................maybe one or two of the motor aye?

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by AusAnzani » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:14 am

Hopefully it wont be too much longer before a riptide or two are added to my collection also.

Got my training wheels on and will be watching this thread with great interest.

Hope it progresses well for you.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Hugz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:17 am

Try and get one of the horizontally opposed twins. They sound great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DEZehM9J-Y

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:32 pm

Collector Inspector wrote:There is no socket for the flywheel nut...................use a large adjustable at least 14"........a light tap with a mallet on the end will loosen it.

The screws for the top plate.................just use an impact driver gently. They will come out and the plate lifts off for ignition adjustment/check without removing the nut.

The flywheel nut comes off easily enough, so do the top plate screws, but as I recall from some years ago, the flywheel is solid and needs to come off to look at the sparky stuff.
I would like to find a hex nut with the same thread as the flywheel nut to use for drill starting without working up blisters from a rope pull.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Hugz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:17 pm

Not a good idea starting a motor with a drill. Can be dangerous. I learnt the hard way. The motor fires up with the drill attached and with the motor driving the drill the pressure on the socket makes it hard to release, so here you are with the motor running at half throttle you are hanging on to drill with both hands trying to lift off as well as stopping it rotating and you are wondering how the heck you are going to get the throttle down to idle! Usually you have your finger on the drill trigger which will depress further to add to the chaos. Not a nice place to be. If going down this track definitely have someone to a) pull the plug on the drill b) cut the motor throttle. Then there is the scenario of the socket half on the nut at an angle with drill detached and socket flying off.... Happy Christmas!

Eris..... is the Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord. I think she has visited us all at some time with our motor passion :lol:

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:37 am

Here are some pics of what I've been up to with the Riptide.
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Top plate removed, showing the flywheel. Is this what you expected CI?
Any way, I took off the flywheel nut and removed the flywheel to look at the sparky bits.

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A little bit of rust and some corrosion on the HT lead, but not too bad.
Here's a closer look at the points, I gave them a clean up.
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And here's everything back together. You'll see that I have been busy with a razor blade, removing the black paint fron the fuel tank. One of those jobs you can do in the middle of the night or 4am without disturbing either the neighbours or SWMBO.

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At this stage I tried for a start. Actually got it to run for about 3 seconds. After that I just got blisters. Oh for a hex nut on the top!

And here's a pic of the serial number.

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59/5018. I wonder what they represent.

By the way, could anyone with one of these machines please let me know what sparking plugs you have in use. No specific info in the manual so graciously emailes to me by CI.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by Charles uk » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:35 am

That's a Wico-Pacy ignition.

There's a 2 cylinder version (2 lots of yours) sitting in a box at my feet waiting for some attention, that came off an Anzani that I'm trying to find a contact breaker for.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Time for the Riptide.

Post by erle bartlett » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:38 am

Somewhat later the same day....

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It's a bit untidy, but this is a piece of delrin, drilled and filed internally to fit the flywheel nut and formed externally to fit this socket. (A bigger socket would have been better but nevermind for now.)

Here it is ready for action!

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And away it went!!

Just ran for a very short period dry, so will work on the cooling tomorrow and restart in a bucket.

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