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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 12 2012, 10:32

JONESEY wrote:Soft bugger you will have to stop washing up Laughing Laughing Laughing then your hands will harden up Laughing Laughing
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Jonesey tell the truth you've got 2 pairs of marigolds, flower one to wash up with the other pair to start engines. lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by nutgone on Sat Sep 01 2012, 18:45

2 strokes are funny buggers, I had the same trouble with the Homelite, I was pulling, re-winding the rope, then pulling again, over & over, NOTHING! Not even a cough, then all of a sudden, just as I was about to give up, it would spark into life!

I'm sure it's a 2 stroke thing more than anything else, same with Ian's Stuart Turner. The only one which has never given me trouble like that is the Tarpen, it's always started first or second pull.

I wanted to ask, what's the wire coming out of that brass plug thingy on the casting, looks like it's near the Mag/Governor area. I saw it had a 2 pin plug. Is it a dynamo or something??? I thought these used to be coupled to generators for the WW2 BOFAS gun computers or something (I know I've spelt that wrong Rolling Eyes ) But I noticed this one has no genny, but does have the electrical meter & that little bit of wiring. For a while there I thought it was an electric starter!

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by Abes on Sat Sep 01 2012, 20:48

By all accounts mate it powers the rev meter, its so that you know that youve got the engine running at the right speed for the generator, oh by the way you where right on what job they where used for ie powering the bofars aiming computer, must admit though with the trouble ive had with getting this going an electric start would have been great lol

nutgone wrote:2 strokes are funny buggers, I had the same trouble with the Homelite, I was pulling, re-winding the rope, then pulling again, over & over, NOTHING! Not even a cough, then all of a sudden, just as I was about to give up, it would spark into life!

I'm sure it's a 2 stroke thing more than anything else, same with Ian's Stuart Turner. The only one which has never given me trouble like that is the Tarpen, it's always started first or second pull.

I wanted to ask, what's the wire coming out of that brass plug thingy on the casting, looks like it's near the Mag/Governor area. I saw it had a 2 pin plug. Is it a dynamo or something??? I thought these used to be coupled to generators for the WW2 BOFAS gun computers or something (I know I've spelt that wrong Rolling Eyes ) But I noticed this one has no genny, but does have the electrical meter & that little bit of wiring. For a while there I thought it was an electric starter!

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by nutgone on Sat Sep 01 2012, 21:07

Thanks for that Abes, that answers my questions.

Stick with it, these 2 strokes can be infuriating, & it seems the more complicated they are the longer it takes to get them sorted.

It's strange though, my Homelite gave me all those starting troubles, pulling & pulling away at that rope for ages, but once I'd had it running a few times (quite a few times) it started first pull every time, it was like a totally different engine, & I hadn't really done anything different to it, it just seems like they need to get used to running again after a long time in bits, all the crank case seals need to get wet again to seal properly & it's a long fuel intake tract which needs priming. I'm sure you'll get there soon.

I've also found the Tarpen has improved greatly since it's long weekend at the rally, not that it ever gave much in the way of trouble, but the whole thing just seems better after some time running.

My problems with the Homelite have actually ended up being running, rather than starting, but I'm hoping sealing the tank will sort that out. I'm told the Homelite is pretty much the American equivalent of your Scott, in as much as they are both specialist army generators & they are both very complicated 2 strokes. In actual engine terms they are quite different, but still very complicated for a 2 stroke.

Best of luck, it's a beautiful little engine, I would love to be able to add one to my collection some day.

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by Abes on Sat Sep 01 2012, 21:44

LOL its yours mate give us a shout when you want it

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by nutgone on Sat Sep 01 2012, 22:04

Abes wrote:LOL its yours mate give us a shout when you want it

If you were a teeny bit closer I would happily come round & have a go at getting it started for you, trouble is, as I'm not working at the moment, I've got all this time on my hands, but haven't got the money to use it properly! It's a catch-22.

Anyhow, I'm watching with interest, & if I happen to be heading past your way I'll let you know. Very Happy

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by stationary stu on Sun Sep 02 2012, 10:33

I have problems starting all my engines not just 2 strokes once they've been left for longer then 6 months. Although saying that I've 2 engines that I know that I can start without much trouble no matter how long they've stood that's my Petter A and the Lister G. My engines just seem to have a mind of there own, even when I've bought one as a runner after a few weeks it starts to play up and not start as well as it did, my wife says it's me Laughing Laughing Laughing
That's sound advice you've been given Abes maybe just keep starting the Stuart up every week and see if that helps it settle down.

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Re: Scott PAB Restoration

Post by nutgone on Tue Dec 04 2012, 00:33

Abes wrote:LOL its yours mate give us a shout when you want it

Looks like it was meant to be after all, eh?

Maybe I should document any work I do on it in this thread?

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