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Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Baiter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:42 pm

Just collected a Little Forty 52
Having viewed a several videos showing points access I was surprised to find that the flywheel has no apertures and therefore has to be removed.
Is this normal and what system should I expect to find?

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby tambikeboy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 pm

Definitely pictures required for this one.... :roll:
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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Charles uk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:31 pm

We can't answer your question without knowing the serial number!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Baiter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:20 pm

Sorry Serial No. FVP6842T
The flywheel with nut and plate removed is a solid surface with no apertures giving view of interior.

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Charles uk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 pm

Both of the Wipac electronic CDI ignitions had no no apertures.

But your little forty was built way before the advent of the CDI, so it must have been a repair after British Seagull ran out of Villiers spares.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Oyster 49 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 pm

Yes, post a picture or two and we will be able to comment further.

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby tambikeboy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 am

Baiter wrote:Sorry Serial No. FVP6842T
The flywheel with nut and plate removed is a solid surface with no apertures giving view of interior.

FVP6842T surely not that's apparently being wrapped up and getting couriered to Scotland china.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Baiter » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am

Apologies to you very kind experts, the flywheel plate was so perfectly fitted that it appeared as one solid piece!
I have now realised my error, removed it to find the normal apertures and an immaculate points assembly inside.
What a beauty!
Sorry !!

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Gannet » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm

FVP6842T is a 'new' one to me.
Its not one of yours is it Tam? Surely its not heading north to you?

Baiter,
I keep a register with derived details of the original spec. I would be grateful for a photograph of it. It is interesting to have a 'T' suffix, as its near relative, FVP6798T, was also so identified.

If you send a private message with yr e mail, I will send you a copy of the register list and some technical details.

Its good to hear of another one surfacing.


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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Baiter » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm

[YouTube]https://youtu.be/AQnI2NqSymw[/YouTube]

Recovering a spark with my new tool, a spark plug wrench with cut off handle to rotate the flywheel.
I had no spark at the points but in less than 2 mins of rotating with drill it was revived.
Still no spark at the plug but hopefully soon
The flywheel is stamped 7 / 51 - That's July 1951

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Gannet » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 pm

I am not convinced about this method of rotating the engine to recover a spark, but if you do that, please ensure that the piston/cylinder is lubricated.
Good luck.

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Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Postby Nudge » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 am

Replace the HT lead and I bet you will have a spark!
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