BSA Small Engine

I got a small BSA engine at Sodbury last week and spent today trying to get
it going. The main problem seemed to be that the Wipac flywheel ignition had
got a bit rusty, but I cleaned it up and now it starts but will not run. I
think it will be OK if I can get the timing spot on. Does anybody have a
manual of any sort or ignition setting info? Engine number is 90RG6ZP.
Thanks in advance.
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Squid
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If it fires up but does not run the problem is more likely to be something bunged up in the carburetter.
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crn
BSA made various small engines, mostly defined by size. There's a manual for one on the Internal Fire web site.
John
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John
ISTR the timing is fixed as the points bear on a cam behind the flywheel. If the gap is right, so is the timing. The problem certainly sounds like a dirty carb.
John
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John
To add to the chorus, the carb will be your culprit. Blocked pilot jet, I'd guess, easily done if it's been under someones bench for a decade!
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
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Kim Siddorn
Hurrah - cleaned the carb out - started first pull - runs lovely.
Congratulations on your excellent diagnostic skills gentlemen!
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Squid

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