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Villiers MK10

Post by Woodsman on Sun Nov 16 2014, 15:25

So I put in a bid on eBay and won this as a Dad and his lad project.



We started disassembling.



Cleaned up tank by pickling in citric acid solution (see my thread).





Same for the cowl using same solution mixed with wallpaper paste.







Off with the flywheel to sort the ignition side of things. Points look OK



but coil was goosed



Being a Yorkshireman there was no way I was paying four times what I paid for the engine just for a new coil so I decided to follow the excellent Coil Ignition Without A Battery "how to" by Matt (nutgone) rewound the coil then mounted an external ignition coil. Now getting a good spark.

Meanwhile, I showed my son how to use grinding paste and a stick and left him to it - did a fine job.



We took the sump off and although it looks like it never had an oil change things look OK. Yes, there are lumps in the bottom!



Now nice and clean.


No exhaust and inlet manifold had been repaired rather crudely.



So ordered new plus some other bits and bobs from L&S Engineers. Really helpful people, great service and reasonable prices. Arrived next day!



But my son says I'm not allowed to fit them until he is home again !!

So I have done more work on the tank and cowl.


Can't wait to start re-assembling for a test drive.


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Re: Villiers MK10

Post by Mark15 user on Sun Nov 16 2014, 20:27

Hi Paul,

Nice job! Good to hear that your son is interested in mechanics too.

Cowl and tank looks very clean. seems that citric acid is the good medicine to get rid of the rust.
Keep up the good work.
cheers  cheers  cheers

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Post by blue cat on Sun Nov 16 2014, 21:18

That looks like a pretty early Mk10 with the brass id plate on the side of the cowling.

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Re: Villiers MK10

Post by Woodsman on Mon Nov 17 2014, 09:59

Engine number is 743/82262D if that helps anyone date it.

Note also the carrying handle in first picture. I don't see that in any manuals or brochures. Maybe the first 'after market' enhancement?

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Post by Woodsman on Fri Nov 21 2014, 16:23

Ok, my son has arrived so we can make a start Very Happy

Start priming (boring so no pics) and painting ( yeah - it's bit bright ain't it)







While everything is drying we start fitting new parts.

Fit new inlet:


Refit carburetter:


Fit new exhaust:


Refit cowl and tank and we're done:






Yeah,  the fuel pipe is in the way should we want to couple something up but - whatever.

Apologies to Steef for not maintaining his high standards on the paint job, but we were more interested in the engineering side of things.

Now for a test run - just a squirt of gas in the carb'  and pray

http://vid1295.photobucket.com/albums/b639/y3531/FirstTestRun_zpsg8ilmjyy.mp4

Yeah - think we deserve a pint !


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Post by Mark15 user on Sun Nov 23 2014, 10:18

Hi Paul,

Looking good with the fresh paint. cheers
Keep it up!

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Post by Woodsman on Sun Nov 23 2014, 10:33

Thanks Steef.
Now working on a Villiers 11C. Much more difficult as I have no info, can't find a source of spares and piston is seized. May end up going for scrap Sad

Better news is I have just got hold of a Mk25 (I think).

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Re: Villiers MK10

Post by villiersmk10 on Sun Nov 30 2014, 21:15

Hello Woodsman,

First the compliments for your restoration from the Villiers mk10 motor, a nice job and looks again in perfect state.

I have myself 2 villiers mk10 motors for restoration, and I am busy in my free time to restoration them. it go's wel and the looks already nice and 10 time beter than they were
a rusted piece of iron.

The only thing were I run against it is the correct information of the engines.
I can not found nowere on internet a list were I can found the correct production dates.
I know that this engine is made from the early 40"s to late 60"s and found on the internet
that you can found the productiondate on edge the flywheel month/year


mine 2 engines :
mk10 serial nr is 347/120928D ( fly wheel nr 12/53 ) 1953
mk10 /2 hs serial nr is 910D 3107 ( fly wheel nr 11/62 ) 1962

this are very diffrent serial nr's , but of course 9 years between them...
and there ar more factory's who made them,,

Do you have already the right Production date discovered ?


hope to see the pictures from your other restorration engines....


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Re: Villiers MK10

Post by Woodsman on Mon Dec 01 2014, 10:19

Hi Steef,
Sadly, I have no production dates.  I understand that when the factory closed some of the tooling went to India but most paper records were destroyed. You could try Internal Fire - http://www.internalfire.com/
But I've tried to register twice and never got a reply Sad

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