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  2. pmackellow

    Autumn Meet and Greet in West Sussex

    Fairly recent trolley I should think
  3. Stormin

    Autumn Meet and Greet in West Sussex

    You'd better weather for it than up here. What year is the vintage shopping trolley in the 13th photo?
  4. pmackellow

    You can never have enough sheds...

    That will be added during the week. Alarm going in as well
  5. A lower than usual turnout for the Meet and Greet today which was disappointing, however those that did bother put on a good little display, so many thanks gents and ladies who did turn up. Here's some photos. including some from the Museum of Gardening that is at the Garden Centre we meet at...
  6. joegrgraham

    New project.

    So, I made a certain amount of progress this weekend. Windows and ventilation louvres are fitted, it looks a little rough at the moment, but final sealing and then paint will improve the looks (and yes, I forgot to take off the protective film before I fitted the side window). Also had an exploratory dig at the floor, apart from some planks being made of cheese, the metal structure underneath seems solid. Hopefully I should get the floor out next weekend. The only iffy bit is one bottom rear corner where the aluminium skin has reacted with the steel angle, it's only a small hole, so should be a simple repair.
  7. wonderboy123

    can you hepl me

    i was given your name to see if you can help me i have a Dashwood Colwood moter plough a type B with the villers motor on it and wondered if you know where i could get some more info on it i have looked on the web but drawn a blank see photo
  8. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    Fantastic help the knowledge on this group in amazing, thank you. I will clean as you have described and will be sure to update on the results when done. It came with no air filter or housing sadly so I can't comment on that (now obtained) and it had some other bits broken or missing but was 99% complete. I dont know it's history but seems to be a sad one, new lease of life with me now.
  9. Reiver

    can any one help me

    Try a PM to Rolloman he maybe able to help
  10. Anglo Traction

    Koehler carb help please

    Yep!, and just to embelish what Norm says, the basic rules are - always use a metal that is the same as, or softer than the parent metal (unless you are very careful). Hard Carbon can be removed easier after soaking with various types of oil. I use an old brand called Redex, but even WD40 will assist it. The added advantage of this is that the bits of Carbon will stick together and to the scraper, rather than fall down gap like the side of the piston. I found bringing the piston to top dead centre. Cutting a strip of card that is just thin enough to fit down around the side of the piston. The length of the strip depends on the piston diameter. In your case, it needs to be almost exactly 300mm long and probably 7mm wide. Clean gap out first with a piece of pointed plastic of the same thickness. Add engine oil to the gap around the piston and set the cardboard down around the gap. This will stop most of the carbon rubbish being trapped there while cleaning the piston crown off. I stuffed pieces of rag into the bolt holes and removed afterwards. Clean the cylinder gasket face and valve area first, then do the piston crown last. Clean the piston, then remove the cardboard with any bits still stuck to it. Wipe area again with a lightly oil moistened lint free rag. Add oil around the gap again. Lower the piston in the cylinder and wipe any remaining bits of oil/carbon away. Re-assemble. Just a note on your point ref the worn throttle shaft, yes it can be a running issue, but it's affects are assuming that- -the Air Filter is new and not clogged. -the Carb is at least set to the correct preliminary settings and the ignition is correctly set. Only then will the engine be running lean with extra air. It will also run hotter, which will show up on the exhaust valve colouring. In your case the exhaust valve is black which indicates running rich. I suspect your Air Filter is not new, as the extra air through the throttle shaft is being compensated by the lack of it through the filter making the mixture rich. Hope I explained that clearly for you. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  11. wonderboy123

    can any one help me

    wonderboy123 would you know where i could find more info on a model B tryed on line but draw a blank ahy help would do regards Kevin
  12. Stormin

    Koehler carb help please

    To remove carbon, I use an old 6" rule very carefully. Also a piece of brass strip. I finish off with Scotch Bright or wire wool. For the outside, wire brush, scraper and plenty of patience.
  13. Anglo Traction

    You can never have enough sheds...

    Nice big shed there. Should have that filled 'in the blink of an eye' I considered my Garage door security last year. No fixings or handles on the outside now. It's a 1962 wooden Westland of Yeovil door, to which I added wire mesh in the recesses (anti chainsaw). Then filled with insulation. Have 2 x 12" Brenton Bolts (plus the latch) on the top and 2 x 15mm Drop Bolts into concrete on the bottom. The sides are restrained by the heavy steel (anti saw) channel guides. Major improvement to the temperature stability after draught proofing. Internal side access shows the FD60 rated Fire door, seals and Insurance approved Yale lock. Feel much happier now, as it's integral on the ground floor- Boosted the fire warning system and extingishers too.
  14. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    Good grief that's some transformation! What did you use to remove the carbon from chamber piston and valves? From what I have read this is a result of the throttle shaft play running it lean and warping the head so with head sorted and it's new carb I should be sorted....hopefully. Any tips on cleaning up the outside ready for engine paint? You seem well versed in these things. Much appreciated
  15. Anglo Traction

    Koehler carb help please

    This Gasket looks perfectly serviceable as an example (others are available)- K341 . Someone has de-coked that in the not-too-distant past and may not have checked the flatness before refitting, or bolted it down in the wrong sequence and torque setting. Clearly burning fuel at a rich setting, as the exhaust valve should be pale fawn/white colour. The good news is, it is not yet burning any oil from worn rings or cylinder. You should not have a problem cleaning the face up on the head. It's quite straight forward. Just take it slow and let the weight of the head sit on the W or D paper when circulating it. You can use a P320 grade or P240 if it's rough to start, then progress to finer grades. No need to press down hard on it. Use a brush to clean the dust out of the paper regularly (use a mask). If you find it hard to tell the high/low spots, use a coloured felt tip pen to highlight them. I had to learn and have done all my engines that way, even if they didn't need it. I had to start with examples like this- to this- Done properly, you won't need to revisit it after.
  16. Anglo Traction

    Royal Enfield Bullet Motorbike

    Yep!, as Norm says. No idea what they go for in your 'neck of the woods', but you can get an idea of their sale-ability and rough values here in UK by having a peruse of this link- -BIKE- Worth also checking the completed listings in that link.
  17. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    I think I have some safety glass lying around somewhere I'll give it a go, been reading up on red square and it seems quite a common diy job.
  18. Reiver

    Koehler carb help please

    If head is warped you have nothing to lose by following what Anglo Traction suggests to sort warped head.It will be cheaper and more satisfying if you can sort it yourself rather than using a machine shop.
  19. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    Thanks that's some really great info! The carb is specific for the 16hp single Koehler and is exactly the same as the original other than the choke being different so I have swapped it over. The original carb I will keep as I believe it can have the throttle shaft bushed (that was the issue with it) but I don't plan on this being a purist show horse right now if I'm honest. I will give meetens a bell tomorrow and ask the genuine gasket cost as they were great to deal with before. As for the carb settings I believe 2 turns will get it running and then I will just tune as normal. There really was a lot of air escaping the head so I'm not in the least bit shocked now that the a/r screw did nothing. At least I've found the problem, I'm a little wary of skimming my own head what would a machine shop charge? May make me a bit braver if a lot lol I'll check 1st with my feelers thanks for the tip on that
  20. Anglo Traction

    Koehler carb help please

    Firstly, don't throw the old carb away. I presume this is for a 16hp K341 or Magnum?. The Carb in your pic looks aftermarket. The original was either a Kohler with #30 in raised letters in the casting above the venturi aperture when looking through past the Choke plate. Or it is/was a Walbro. Both have different settings and the later ones from the 80s had fixed Main/High speed needle jets. I have no experience with those Chinese Knockoffs, but have heard different opinions and experiences. Is that Carb specifically for a 16hp? or a generic one which states it fits all?. If the Needles actually adjust the mixtures, then the top one is the high speed/main, the angled side needle is the Idle mixture. Top screw is the Idle Speed adjuster. Need to know what your engine model, spec and serial number is to establish correct needle settings. Will probably need to guess or take an average of the preliminary settings for a chinese one. As for the Head Gasket, the quoted genuine Kohler ones are preferable, as they still have the folded over edges that are exposed to combustion forces. Aftermarket ones are likely to be just a pressed sandwich style, unless you can see what you are buying. I which case, they will work ok. Flatness of the head/cylinder faces are essential. you can check the head flatness after a clean on a good sheet of thick plate glass (smooth and very flat) and feeler gauges. You should not be able to get a 3 thousandth (0.003") of an inch feeler gauge between the 2 faces anywhere around it. If can-....... obtain 2 new sheets of non-creased Wet or Dry P400/P600 (1 of each). Proceed to flat the head gasket face down on the P400 (dry) in circular movements until the high/low merge. Finish on the P600 the same way. The small impressions left by the original gasket do not really need to be removed, just aim for a smooth clean area all around. Head bolts are torqued to 28-30 lbs ft and rechecked after an hours running. Once the head leaks are sorted, you can sort the carb. Good luck Edit -Bit slow, Reiver beat me to it.
  21. Reiver

    Koehler carb help please

    Looks like head gasket has been leaking, I have found in the past that some kohler heads seem prone to warping. A quick check of head for warp is to place a straight edge across head face and look for light under straight edge. more accurate way is to try and slide a feeler gauge between bottom of straight edge and head face.check diagonally.
  22. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    Head gasket my issue? Genuine the best or is there a better option? How do I know if it's warped/needs skimming? Been sold a pup here lol Cheers
  23. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    It seems that the air/fuel idle screw has no bearing on the mixture. Wonder it I have an air leak. Seems I have a problem, i can feel air coming from the head above the pot. Is my air leak a head gasket? 😔
  24. Westie1

    Koehler carb help please

    Fired it up and it will run with the idle screw all the way in, give it choke and it dies, it sound a bit lumpy run with choke off and throttle shut. I took air filter off and no change. Is screw in rich or lean? Thanks When I shut it down I get this odd noise, never had it from a carb before 20181021_104046.mp4
  25. Stormin

    Royal Enfield Bullet Motorbike

    Made in India. Royal Enfield sold everything to an Indian company in the 1980's I think it was. Price wise I've no idea.
  26. Whats a good price on this? Is it English made? https://www.purplewave.com/auction/181107/item/EO9669
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