Yes she's tough and unfair mother nature but soo rewarding tooThere's very few things busier than having Mother nature as your boss.
As an old farmers wife once said, " it's a good life ,if you don't weaken."
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.Congratulations Jethro! I guess I don't have to ask what you've been up to lately,Lol.You'll find out how much work it is to prune all those fruit & nut trees.Great wood to heat with too.I'll be 65 in June & I keep on planting trees myself.Seems the wildlife here gets to the fruits before I can.I've found that deer are no more than rats with hooves.
I believe you are absolutely right!I believe you can rotate that starter 45 degrees or so CCW, you will find it make it much easier to pull the starter.
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I modified the airbox to fit over the manifold and added a spacer in the handle.
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Since that one is a Super series engine I had to mount a fuel tank where I could.
Well, my curiosity got the better of me, so I got up & loosened some allen bolts.
It's definitely been run.....
Oh well, not really important.
The bore is still stock @ 2.165". However, it sustained some scoring somewhere along the line. Looks like all of the smaller stuff has cross hatching lines over the score marks. The largest mark is clean. The largest is also the only one that I can feel with a fingernail. However, a metal point doesn't catch on it or any of the smaller stuff.
It's interesting how the wall above the exhaust port is the cleanest.
I don't know what kind of a life a kart engine lives. In that whether not what appears to be very lightly used is indeed very lightly used.
I'm used to chainsaws, where it's usually pretty easy to tell how much work had been done. I figured that chain rash would be a good indicator, but there is none to be found.
In any case, it's a prime candidate for a working class kartsaw. Even if someone blew it up & tried to pass a hone through followed by a new piston.
Or maybe it ate some road dirt with just a few hours on it.
I swear that I'm seeing what looks like oily sawdust fines all over it. I was assuming it to be decades of storage dust, but now that I know its been run, maybe it's already been a chainsaw.
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