A friend collected the 350cc Enfield two stroke twin that I'd bought sight unseen out of SEM classifieds last month, fetching it from most rural Suffolk and took it home to Cambridge. Two weeks later we met in Kent and I relieved him of it on Sunday last. This cost me a bottle of Merlot, a very good deal, I thought ;o)).
It is a bit - OK, a lot! - rusty, but (sans generator) it really is all there. Added to which, it rotates freely and has a lot of compression which increased steadily as I cranked it. I added some new petrol to the fairly stale (but not totally dead) petrol and cranked it over. Nothing, as expected. Cleaned the points roughly and in situ, gave it a squidge of Gypsy's Breath and damn me it fired! I cranked it enthusiastically for a while and then - typical of all bl**dy two strokes! - it fired again just as I was about to give up. It didn't fire again, but it is at least hopeful.
It'll be a while until I get around to it, but it will only need stripping, cleaning and painting - although I reserve judgement on the known-to-be-troublesome ignition. You can have a look at it on
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