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Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:42 pm
by Baiter
Just collected a Little Forty 52
Having viewed a several videos showing points access I was surprised to find that the flywheel has no apertures and therefore has to be removed.
Is this normal and what system should I expect to find?

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 pm
by tambikeboy
Definitely pictures required for this one.... :roll:

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:31 pm
by Charles uk
We can't answer your question without knowing the serial number!

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:20 pm
by Baiter
Sorry Serial No. FVP6842T
The flywheel with nut and plate removed is a solid surface with no apertures giving view of interior.

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 pm
by Charles uk
Both of the Wipac electronic CDI ignitions had no no apertures.

But your little forty was built way before the advent of the CDI, so it must have been a repair after British Seagull ran out of Villiers spares.

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 pm
by Oyster 49
Yes, post a picture or two and we will be able to comment further.

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 am
by tambikeboy
Baiter wrote:Sorry Serial No. FVP6842T
The flywheel with nut and plate removed is a solid surface with no apertures giving view of interior.

FVP6842T surely not that's apparently being wrapped up and getting couriered to Scotland china.... :mrgreen:

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am
by Baiter
Apologies to you very kind experts, the flywheel plate was so perfectly fitted that it appeared as one solid piece!
I have now realised my error, removed it to find the normal apertures and an immaculate points assembly inside.
What a beauty!
Sorry !!

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm
by Gannet
FVP6842T is a 'new' one to me.
Its not one of yours is it Tam? Surely its not heading north to you?

Baiter,
I keep a register with derived details of the original spec. I would be grateful for a photograph of it. It is interesting to have a 'T' suffix, as its near relative, FVP6798T, was also so identified.

If you send a private message with yr e mail, I will send you a copy of the register list and some technical details.

Its good to hear of another one surfacing.


Jeremy

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
by Baiter
[YouTube]https://youtu.be/AQnI2NqSymw[/YouTube]

Recovering a spark with my new tool, a spark plug wrench with cut off handle to rotate the flywheel.
I had no spark at the points but in less than 2 mins of rotating with drill it was revived.
Still no spark at the plug but hopefully soon
The flywheel is stamped 7 / 51 - That's July 1951

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 pm
by Gannet
I am not convinced about this method of rotating the engine to recover a spark, but if you do that, please ensure that the piston/cylinder is lubricated.
Good luck.

Jeremy

Re: Little Forty flywheel no apertures

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 am
by Nudge
Replace the HT lead and I bet you will have a spark!