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VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Jun 10 2012, 01:32

billypurves wrote:Hi Kev, Do not solder HT lead to you coil button as it will ruin the coil in a short period of time....not instantly but progressively. Word of warning...knowledge gained by experience!!!!! Billy.

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thanks but to late as ive done bolth my new coils that way ,as there is no spring loaded contact ht leadds on these and new coils have no other way to connect them lol
but i heated the solder onto ht lead and then bolth direct to coil as minimises heating time on coil
second hand and or replacing nackered ht leads
good coils ive used in the past i cut all but the last 1" of old ht off and solder the new to that

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Jun 10 2012, 01:35

astrocreep2000 wrote:
billypurves wrote:Hi Kev, Do not solder HT lead to you coil button as it will ruin the coil in a short period of time....not instantly but progressively. Word of warning...knowledge gained by experience!!!!! Billy.
Also approach with caution when someone says that they have replaced one....knowledge gained by experience and a heavily dented wallet !!!!!

also the first wx i bought
was of that catagory and wouldnt run for more than 1/2 hr before coil stopped working
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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Jun 12 2012, 03:28

since last posting ive:-

stripped engine down and removed piston !! in need of a decoke to say the least

piston after a good decoking

my little helper swept up the floor and well for a 1 1/2 yr old and was trying in photo to clean the hooper like daddy was 15 mins earlyer bless her
the next generation for stationary it is looking like lol lol

bore after a decoking and a good deglazing most of the none rotating scavanger piston ring scoring gone now whoop whoop

made a new gasket up for the bore to block joint and a couple of exhurst ones nearly finished too
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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Jun 12 2012, 03:44


hopper and cylinder sripped sanded and wipped over ready for masking and painting atlast

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Jun 12 2012, 08:10

All good work Kev, your getting on well with it even getting familey help.

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Wed Jun 13 2012, 19:16

progress since last update

done the detailing on the cast engine base in gold leaf

new core plug has arrived and now fitted

the original one looks a little tyred and thin to say the least ,best is it wasnt leaking until i started to clean the engine up for the strip down

the first layer of topcoat going on inner hopper and cylinder bore
pics to follow soon as
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Post by Diddy on Wed Jun 13 2012, 19:52

looking good ther kev.

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by stationary stu on Thu Jun 14 2012, 11:49

Good to hear you have your parts that you needed and can continue the rebuild. The paint works looking good and a nice touch with the small paint brush to high light the writing.

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Jun 15 2012, 14:01

thanks stu and diddy
im trying to do it back as close to the villiers info i have for the wx11 s sales picse ofcourse black green and white
the colours offered were matt or gloss black ,grey and green oooh the choices lol
but i felt the castings detail were to well done ,to be left hardly noticable
but other than that original factory shades from bits ive found on corners here and there had colour matched in old styled paint
great flow from the brush and the shine i great too
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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Jun 19 2012, 20:21

all finished atlast
apart from shortening the h/t lead
and mounting the free standing 2 gallon fuel tank



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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by JONESEY on Tue Jun 19 2012, 23:11

Looks fantastic Kev thanks for posting photos
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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by billypurves on Wed Jun 20 2012, 07:32

Good looking engine.

Frank Gelder makes tanks for these.

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Re: VILLIERS WX11 LZH 2 stroke restoration number 2 for 2012

Post by fowlerfan on Wed Jun 20 2012, 09:14

Great restoration Kev, one small observation is the cooling water in these Villiers should be filled until the top pipe is covered otherwise you won't get thermosyphoning. Its fine to run it nice and hot for a short run but for a day at a show it would probably need filling up to cover the top pipe, works a bit like a tank cooled engine.
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Post by DanBoy on Wed Jun 20 2012, 10:21

That's looking brilliant Kev.

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Post by stationary stu on Wed Jun 20 2012, 10:50

Great work again Kev. Cool

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Post by kevjhnsn on Wed Jun 20 2012, 12:08

billypurves wrote:Good looking engine.

Frank Gelder makes tanks for these.

good old "franks tanks"
ive just ordered on from frank,
for the amanco for the chap i got it going for,
with the help from the forum lads
"you now who you are THANKS AGAIN LADS
,nice old chap just im not looking to pay over half the restored engines total value for one off him
cant fault his work and the finished quality of his tanks is spot on
just to pricy for villiers its all the work involved with that halfmoon shape and middle baffle in the tank

this engine has a free standing 2 gallon tank for it as this was a option in the sales leflet and the also did a square 2 gallon tank that bolted onto the 25 gallon square water tank ,bit like the header pic of the victorias but square not round
the man i ebayed the engine off sent it up to me as it was bolted into the concrete floor ,but they were rusted and rounded off and there was no electric there, so he was getting his mate to fetch a styl saw or battery grinder to get it out for me, but it was gas axed off instead so the bottom of the stand is missing so will have to mount it as is to the trolley for it and soon
1000 engine this weekend going tommorow to set up

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Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Aug 07 2012, 03:13

well my first wx11 LZHA
that i was going to keep in its original paint Embarassed Embarassed
turned out to be a later slapped on bare alloy and metal coat of paint
that has weathered and flacked of to look old
Embarassed Sad Sad its upset me slightly as wanted to keep an original engine as was ,but when cleaning the gung of with turps
the rest of the paint mostly just feel off, so it wasnt no villiers paint in any way as a blowtourch and a blade it still fights a good fight lol.
so its now sripped down and base had the fire treatment to clean out the years of carbon and 2 stroke oil out and sweet the casting of oil so when sanded and painted it will stick for my years and not seconds lol
soflywheels removed stripped and back to bare cast iron and
base, cylinder and hopper primmered
the cylinder is in top coats and now in day 3 of drying off
cylinder bore has also had the same decoke and honned/deglazed out , as was scorred in a few places.
bottom end ive just finished the clean up strip down and rebuild and another flushing out ,just in case .
finished of tonight making new gaskets for everwere and hopper internally painted top coats finished tonight.
it feels like "day-zarr-vou " ive been here before this year doing this lol! lol!
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Post by stationary stu on Tue Aug 07 2012, 10:31

Shame you've had to repaint that engine Kev but I'm sure you'll do the normal cracking job and get a great finish to it. Are you painting this one black also? where are the pics I'm missing them as you normally give a good pictorial accout of what your doing. (have you managed to get a camera sorted yet?)

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Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Aug 07 2012, 16:02

stationary stu wrote:Shame you've had to repaint that engine Kev but I'm sure you'll do the normal cracking job and get a great finish to it. Are you painting this one black also? where are the pics I'm missing them as you normally give a good pictorial accout of what your doing. (have you managed to get a camera sorted yet?)

Stu.

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no still stuck with the boss eyed kodak one lol
sorry to say as i cant a good photo so will be a few fuzzy ones posted until i have money to waste again
as my stationary money is only for stationary engines and dier emergancys
other wise it will be gone Very Happy " and nothing to show with it " Very Happy
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Post by stationary stu on Wed Aug 08 2012, 10:13

I understand where your coming from Kev and getting your new engine must have put a bit of a dent in your engine money. I'm fine with blurry for now Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Aug 09 2012, 00:34

heres some pics of progress this week since i started on saturday
photo uploader not working at this time try again later lads sorry
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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Aug 09 2012, 00:45


sorry uploaded by mistake my 2 yr old with here"steamy chuff chuff" live steam traction engine with gas burner convertion by me
she loves it out when its raining ,makes more steam ,

all my progress to this morning

all sanded back to good bare metal rust monkey gone for a few yrs longer "fingers crossed" Very Happy

inner hopper and cylinder in top coat outer hopper in primmer still waiting for me to go crewe for more paint to finish lol have a appointment in crewe tomorrow so will pop over the over side and get it mixed up

finished etching and primming the big bits today

parts left to be cleaned up

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Aug 09 2012, 10:50

Looking good Kev, what's the finished colour gonna be?

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Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Aug 13 2012, 23:03

well her she is finished and back together again and earlyer this evening ran the fuel pipe from the other to this one and after messing around with carb settings and points again away she went .compression is higher on this one as it snapped my pull start rope 3 times before a neighbour brought me a lengh of 1/4" thick climbing rope "cheers pete".
heres the pics




and the two together in there new coats and the climax pump just been tested and worked like the clappers and no more water and oil leaks "whoop  Very Happy  Very Happy whoop"

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Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Aug 13 2012, 23:09

sorry lads these pics look like you need to be drunk and they mat become into focus Embarassed Sad Mad Exclamation Exclamation Embarassed
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