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  1. Well the bad news is I can't buy it for anyone either, apparently it was sold on Saturday for a silly price. David
  2. I wouldn't worry too much, you've probably eaten plenty of food that has been sprayed with these chemicals over the years. Did it look as bad as mine? Which was also very rusty & corroded too, which may have contributed to the blade being a PITA to remove. David
  3. I'll let you off, Clint mentioned the bearings first. David
  4. You must have done a swap with Clint with the tank & housing. Decals look very good, it will possibly be the only British branded Aquabug in the US, by the way those Perry decals were stuck straight over the top of the US Aquabug decal. David
  5. Correct torque tightening is very important, we had someone injure themselves when a flywheel came off, not sure what they were doing but I suspect the starter housing was not attached. They changed the flywheel keys from steel to aluminium for later engines (again the sizes are different) this would allow the key to shear off & prevent keyway damage if the flywheel became loose. David
  6. Already off topic, oh well. They did use metal bearing cages in the late production model plane engines that preceded the Compact range, must have been a crap cost cutting idea to use the plastic ones, they also seem to swell up which may be the reason they destroy themselves. David
  7. I hope he knows that the shaft seals are different in these early engines. The carb with the red needle valve, I'm sure I seen that on the Creme Lure generator, mine doesn't use a Type 115 117 though. David
  8. I remember finding a flywheel like that with some parts engines I bought, it would be interesting to see if the crankshaft is different too. David
  9. Both the rubber seal used on the carb diaphragm arm & the brass check valve are commonly found on later production engines, it has very little to do with the application (though one or two later tools did use different carbs). David
  10. It's the standard Compact III 1HP decal as shown below, I can't guarantee it but I may have one I can scan. David
  11. That is very odd, the shaft on my TT Model 400 doesn't look any different from other TT engines as far as I can tell, I need to have a closer look but I think only the tapered part sticks out (on your engine part of the parallel section also sticks out). Did yours have one of these bodged sections of stud with a nut riveted on, holding the armature on? This part is longer than the standard Model 300 TT. David
  12. The Type 186 is used on my Turbair sprayers too, sadly the service manual lacks a parts list for it, but does have the type 176 (I have a pump with a type 176), the differences are going to be the type of gas tank supplied, the mounting flange with the extra threaded holes and the carb parts used (they also remove unused parts from these lists). I also have an engine from a later 13B version, this one is a Type 13B338, the sprayers should have a choke lever label on the large cylinder cooling baffle. And finally everyone of these sprayers I've seen has the spring removed form the carb idle screw, which is then screwed all the way in, as shown in the manual too. David
  13. The only fuel filter should be in the gas tank, early engines had another fuel filter in the carb, which was found to clog so often that they removed it. The first one of those check valves I came across was stuck too, all my usual cleaning methods failed, but several KW of ultrasonic cleaning* at work fixed it. David *Sadly the ultrasonic cleaner at work was removed a few years ago, as they wanted the space for other work.
  14. Looking good, just needs a fuel line & a 1HP decal, it's one from either 1968 or 69 with the serial number decal on the cylinder cooling baffle. David
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