hello all ,
well ive got a spark from the mag , checked almost everything - so
were about to attempt to start the heavy beast .
any instructions .. tips to be advised on ???
what is the procedure for starting ?
thanks - john dungan ,
My 1040 had its air intake fitted pointing away from the crankcase instead
of pointing into the recess to facilitate "choking" with the palm of my hand
over the inlet until it fired. Fill the starting chamber with clean petrol
and either petrol or paraffin in the main tank.( Mine needed one more fill
with petrol before it was hot enough to run on paraffin.) Open the petrol
valve about 1 1/2-2 turns, choke as described and crank like hell til it
fires, bearing in mind Roland's very wise advice on the required grip on the
starting handle,backfires can be a very painful experience if that advice
isn't heeded! Change over to the main tank just as the petrol in the
starting chamber is running out and slowly trim back the mixture screw until
the engine runs smoothly and smokelessly! That's how I did it anyway, and
it suited both my little Crossleys. Others will doubtlessly have better