I have a J.A.P Model 80 2-stroke engine on my Landmaster80 cultivator (1950's). Are there any J.A.P engine experts out there who can advise on setting the thing up.
The engine refused to start last year so my father & I have removed the engine to give it a check over. After much effort the Magneto flywheel was removed and we can get at the points and condenser.
With no manuals or instructions how can we get it back together and timed-up correctly?... Any advice would be greatfully received as no one local seems to know anything about JAP engines.
The points gap is ok as it is stamped on the flywheel (0.018").
Removing the flywheel showed the magneto to be a Wipac series 161 magneto, There is no keyway on the flywheel and the cam is on the inside of the flywheel so it can be positioned anywhere, which probably explains why it was on so tightly and was an absolute pig to get off.!.... (As I am only used to Brigg & Stratton 4-stroke engines this has thrown us a bit).
There is a mark on the top of the engine casing, presumably to line things up to.
There appears to be two small casting marks on the flywheeel (Are they of significance)? And also what looks like a hand scribed mark on the flywheel.
I have a manual for the JAP 80 2-Stroke but it only has references to a Wico magnetos. It does mention timing to 25 before TDC... This seems large to me but other references seems to suggest that this is correct!
I have also put some photos onto a web-page to illustrate the problem.Any advice would be welcome.