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    Exhaust valve opening on compression stroke

    You will also find that older Briggs & also Tecumseh engines around 5hp open the exhaust valve slightly on compression. As the engines wear this can cause starting issues due to low compression. On OHV engines I have countered this by increasing the gap on the exhaust valve & on side valve engines I have removed the exhaust valve & ground a bit off the valve stem (not too much). I am sure Wristpin will not necessarily approve of this practice but it has worked for me on several occasions.
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    Rebellion in the Works?

    The last time the country was this divided was the English Civil War. It's all very painful & I will be glad when it's over & the news headlines start with something other than Brexit
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    Bit of Humour, I hope

    & Didn't mention Brexit once.
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    Ohlsson & Rice Strikemaster Icemaster Auger

    He probably means a crankcase seal on a 2 stroke. It will run but throttle response is vague & lacking power
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    paint codes

    I think Ral3001 Signal Red is close but I may be wrong.
  6. HI again,  That's Ok.  How do I pay you?  I assume you live in Brackley near Reading and could you please tell me what times would be convenient to collect it.




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    Two wheeled trailed seat

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    Versatiller MK1 Manual

    Does anyone know anything about the Versatiller MK3. I don't think it had the same engine as the first 2 models but interested what engine it had fitted.
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    Two wheeled trailed seat

    I have an Autosteer trailing seat for an Atco. Not sure if it could be adapted to fit
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    Plastic Petrol Tank leak.

    Is it one of the Mountfields with a one piece fuel tank & pull start assembly. They always leak & the best bet is to find another engine
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    hayter osprey

    The non EP gear oil is GL1
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    Versatiller MK1 Manual

    Could be Paul !! I think i am correct in saying you already have one of these, so it's good to share The book mentions a separate manual for the 75 engine, that would be a nice to have.
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    Versatiller MK1 Manual

    Lucky enough to pick up this rare 1950's manual to go with my equally rare Versatiller Mk 1
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    hayter osprey

    Hi John & welcome to the group. I believe these have a clutch with a friction plate & it has probably all rusted together. You need to strip it without damaging the components if possible. I have never worked on one of these, but assume it may have an asbestos clutch plate that won't want to be soaked in wd40 if you want to re-use it. I am sure one of the other members will be able to give you more detailed advice, but a couple of photos will be useful if you can.
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    Happy Birthday pmackellow.

    Happy Birthday Paul, have a good un