With my thanks to all members who offered advice and help for this project last year or so.
I finished most of the wiring over the weekend, now just waiting for the horn to arrive, but I have been regularly kicking it over to keep the oil pump primed and the big end oiled.
Anyway I decided to do a setup of the controls from the user guide, coke, adv/retard, valve lifter as a practice for an eventual start but a thought went through my head that said, I wonder what would happen if I put some petrol in the tank, turned on the tap, tickled the carb then tried a kick ?
Well or course it started….https://youtu.be/PG6nAB6QJCw
makes a nice chuffing sound, and I am chuffed!
Anyway I stopped it after a few minutes and tried again and couldn’t repeat the exercise.
Then discovered petrol dripping from the bottom of the carb. Inspection showed the tickler jammed down so the engine was flooded.
Took the bowl off and found the tickler return spring protruding through the bowel lid was jamming the tickler down.
Fixed that with a new spring and second kick away we go.
Whilst on the stand I tried tentatively to put it in gear but only result was a graunching noise, so some cutch adjustment next I think.
I now have to think about how to get it registered and warranted and the first thing I need is a period NZ number plate.
Almost a motorcyclist.