The kids were impressed about having responses already...They came in asking for pullers, wondering if anything was stripped out, and asking for a digital camera. Just took over the job a month ago and still assembling tool inventory and getting purchase orders ready. The instructor before me had a rule about nothing larger than a weed whip or ice auger, so tools are limited.
They pulled the head off today and discovered a broken piston ring (pic).
Recoil is good on the pull start.
No spark on the tester after they soaked the piston chamber with oil to loosen the piston--was why they were tearing into it to check for corrosion/rust on strike locations/armiture.
They got dirt into the crank case (I know I know Watch them!) which is why we are working toward a total tear apart trying to get inside to find the bolts and get the crank shaft out and cleaned. Two days into poking around and they have at least five levels to fix if anyone can relate.
Another thing they are working on is the corroded 1/4" at the end of each of the flywheel bolts--threads are worn and I need to find the die to rethread it.
It is the lighting on the timing gear as it is not stripped but a little worn...the was all over with the kids through the 70s and adjusted the governor so that they flew to explain the wear and tear, which is why the recall in the first place I hear.
there isn't too much about the car out there due to the short span of production. I would love to know exactly what year this is.
Send resources to Ag dept of Watertown Mayer HS MN if anyone can part with them.
I have pics but can't get anything to insert into the posting if there is a way to do it. Hitting the insert button gets an [img] result but no pic. CLick and drag from a desktop isn't working either.
One last thing is it would be neat to hear about anyone within 50 miles of Watertown/Waconia MN that is into this stuff for real-life connections...I hope to make it to the show on the 27th. I live next door to Poirier Racing in Big Lake MN, but haven't approached him yet.