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Offline PJW

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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2017, 02:53:26 PM »
Thanks for all the hints & points to look out for & I will make a spacer for the column, looks like it needs lifting 4 or 5mm, but I think I am not far off. I will attach a clip of it running with a little luck :lolb:

Peter
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2017, 02:58:05 PM »
If nothing else, they're pretty little things!
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2017, 08:31:57 PM »
Has anyone got a tow rope, i might try towing it round the block a couple of times to see if it will start that way :lolb:
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2017, 09:12:31 PM »
Well the 'Ultimate Flame licker' has a kick starter  :)
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 09:56:28 PM »
Has anyone got a tow rope, i might try towing it round the block a couple of times to see if it will start that way :lolb:

it might be worth hooking it up temporarily to a motor of some sorts, and running it for a while. might help the parts bed in and loosen and tight spots?
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2017, 10:29:29 PM »
I think the spring on the cam might be a little strong, that is the next thing I will look at.
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2017, 09:03:52 AM »
You do need a very light spring, and Flywheel Mass can make a big difference, bigger being better up to the point where it's just too big.

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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2017, 11:16:46 PM »
I noticed on your flywheel it looked like you have added a few bits, my flywheel is ally and it may need something a bit more weighty maybe????, but I will still look at the spring.
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2017, 09:24:51 AM »
I now have a much heavier & slightly bigger dia flywheel, & taken a bit off the length of the return spring, but I think it is still to strong so I will have another go at that.
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Re: Zippo Flame Gulper
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2017, 12:40:24 PM »
I used a spring from an old ball point pen, but not the spring at the pointy end. It had a short fat spring under the button that was perfect.