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Picked up this unusual machine this morning. Have got the missing bits in a box. Fitted with a 2 stroke JAP 80 engine that is all ther

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Made a bit of a mess of this (it skills failed again) more photos

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Finally got the little JAP 80 engine running today but removing the flywheel was hell's own job. They don't have a keyway on the shaft so the shaft and flywheel are tapered and once on they want to stay on. I had to drill into the ally flywheel right next to the shaft to release it's clamp on the shaft. Luckily I drilled into the shaft a bit. I used this to re-align the  flywheel, as there is no way of knowing which position is correct without a keyway.

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2 hours ago, Fix'em all said:

Finally got the little JAP 80 engine running today but removing the flywheel was hell's own job. They don't have a keyway on the shaft so the shaft and flywheel are tapered and once on they want to stay on. I had to drill into the ally flywheel right next to the shaft to release it's clamp on the shaft. Luckily I drilled into the shaft a bit. I used this to re-align the  flywheel, as there is no way of knowing which position is correct without a keyway.

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Not quite so, you can retime the ignition using the Before Top Dead Centre figure from the engine spec in relation to the points starting to open. I believe the setting for a JAP80 is 25degrees or 7/64" BTDC. Points gap 18thou and plug 25thou

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