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Old 26 April 2011, 11:59   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole.
Make: Selva
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard - Selva
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This engine has a Wipac ignition system- it does not have a separate condenser - it a sealed coil/condenser unit.

As the motor has not been used for a long time the problem could be due dirty contact breaker points - you don't need to remove the flywheel to adjust the points - you can clean and adjust the points through the "hatch" in the flywheel - set the points at min. .015 inch - max. .020 inch - spark plug should be .020 inch.

Also remove the h.t. lead and check the contacts are clean.

If you ever have to remove the flywheel - undo the dome nut and remove the starter pulley plate and fill the "well" and keyway slot in top of the flywheel with WD40 or similar and leave to soak before you try and remove flywheel.

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Old 27 April 2011, 11:11   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
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It;s been a while since I had the pleasure of treying to persuade one of thse to start, but two thoughts for you:

They are very sensitive to exhaust back pressure. I remember onre that would run happily on the back of a chair with the prop only just under the water, then when carried (running! ) and dropped onto the back of a mirror dingy it coughed & died.

Also have you absolutely flooded the carb 'till fuel is dripping out? I've known two that needed that for a cold start.......

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Old 27 April 2011, 13:58   #13
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Well this thread has sparked me to get back on with my resoration. Tackled the clamp assembly today, totally stripped of the bronze bits which are soaking in dil. NaOH overnight and all other bits. The only thing I can't get off is the nylon leg rest...hmmm....most of assembly is in primer though so it's all looking good. Cracked out the old blowtorch today to try and free a bolt from the mazak - absolute PITA!
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