Sunday, 26 February 2012
So after all the work and replacing gaskets, cylinder & pistons the E50 died in dramatic fashion! All vitals were good, but when started it sounded like a bag of nails! We think that the crank is faulty and has come loose some how! The con-rod has a lot of play in it (left and right) which I don't think is normal! So........... Mopeds at dawn have bought a ZA50! The two speed model should give us some head aches but also should give me some real speed too!
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
Split the case cleaned the remainder of piston III, the cylinder was scored so a new cylinder was ordered. The gaskets have all been replaced and also a new fuel filter. All In all it took 3hrs. Hope it works else it's a new engine!
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Monday, 20 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
So I used the clutch puller I bought the other day and look what I did to the clutch drum. It was a really poor quality puller and it didn't work correctly and dented the drum. Anyway I returned it and bought a better one today with which I was able to remove the clutch assembly.
Here is the second gear clutch with the cork removed, the three strips of leather cut to size, some gorilla glue, and a large jubilee clip to hold it together while it dries.
Here it is all glued up and secured with the jubilee clip. I'll leave it like this for a couple of days.
I was able to knock out the dents in the clutch drum as a temporary fix but have ordered another one from:
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Basically as you can see I split the case after the scored piston and air leak which happened midway through a ride last Sunday. The case was split in about 30 mins as I'm quite familiar with splitting it. When inside, I found what can only be described as something that looked like a floor of a Blacksmiths work shop. Pieces of metal from both pistons sat at the bottom of the case! Anyway it's been cleaned out and reassembled ready for the 3rd piston of this engines very problematic start to its 70cc life!