Stuart 2 stroke

Discussion in 'Identification' started by marshall, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Hartops use the same principle on the gudgeon pin, cheap I guess.

    I see you have decided to go with something more in keeping perhaps with the age of the engine.

    All the Best of the Season and look forward to another rare W2 running again.

    Mark
     
  2. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Dont think governors were available on this model.

    Mark
     
  3. smenkhare

    smenkhare New Member

    Hi, Ewan,

    Lucky I like eggs! I do know what I'm doing in electrical (light current) matters, I ran a Secondary Reference standards Lab for about 30 years. The long spark was between the pick-up slip ring and the end of a wire connected to the frame of the mag, about 6mm I should guess. Lucas set their safety gaps in the K2F to about this distance which is why I chose it. I'm very pleased that it is working again thanks to the good work of Chris Gould (a member of this forum, I believe), at a very affordable price for a perfect coil rewind.I'm now on the lookout for a cam ring for the MA-1 (mine is home made) and a set of brass points for the same (the key on mine is rather worn).
    Merry Christmas to you all,

    Jim.
     
  4. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Hi Jim,

    Give Andrew or Vintage Magneto a shout he should have the bits, sorted my Lucas N1 out and switched the rotation.
    Oh thinking about it he’s not on this forum, il see if I can dig out contact details.

    Cheers Steve
     
  5. picklesquirt

    picklesquirt Member

    Hi Jim
    Its obviously in safe hands. I was concerned as I read a while ago on another forum of someone spinning a mag with an electric drill to produce lightning bolts.!
    May I thank everyone for the help and patience they have given me over the last year and wish them all a Very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
    We will be travelling North for the holiday, well to Suffolk thats probably as far as its safe to go, to be with the children and grandchildren.
    Cheers all
    Ewan
     
  6. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Hi Matt,

    AFAIK, as the W2/W4 were casting there were sold as engine only and you would then have to source a magneto and carburettor, that style of carburettor was fitted to the P3 (and earlier models) and had 2 fixing bolts, AFAIK I dont think Stuart made a push fit carburettor to fit a stub, the Carburettor on the Stuart N1 was threaded into the barrel.
    Yours seems to have had a attempt to govern the engine.

    Cheers Steve
     
  7. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Im quite curious on how the Hartop 2 stroke (FE?) compares to the like of the Stuart P4, Villiers WX11 and Scott SE, I have never see one except for the odd photo.

    CHeers Steve
     
  8. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    In terms of engineering the FE is very crude, plain gunmetal rod and on early ones mains too, lubricated by wick oilers. Later ones did have ball-race mains. Crank is supposedly balanced! Carb is a bought in jobbie and in my opinion too big for the engine. They have a tendancy to fire the crankcase mixture when off load.

    If you want to see one in the flesh, get your A*** down to the SEAMS New Year crank up on the 2nd and I'll bring along my static one for you to look at.

    Mark
     
  9. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Hi Mark,

    I would come over, but im working Nights on the 2nd. thanks for the info on them though, will keep a eye out for one on my travels.

    I have only seen a couple of photos of one, and they look a odd looking beast.

    Cheers Steve
     
  10. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Thats a pity, Pauls place is good to have a look at. We do have another Christmas bash on the 27th, bit nearer too at Kingsfold, Surrey with the S&KWSEG. A small gathering but friendly bunch. Pat will most probably bring along his FE as seen at GDSF.

    Mark
     
  11. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Mark,

    Looking forward to my visit to Paul's on the 2nd.

    Martin P
     
  12. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Hi Mark,

    Il have to check the watch bill but from my rough counting I shall be on nights again.

    Cheers Steve
     
  13. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

  14. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Aye thats how I feel, missing Easter event, 1000 and a few more! Im off for EOS :lol: Going to look at GDSF if they will take me for the Fri/Sat and Sunday.

    Going to try and get a few more this year, need to get the 2012 watch bill, wouldnt be so bad if I could take leave, but due to the shift I work I dont get any extra.

    Cheers Steve
     
  15. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Seems a bit harsh. A mate of mine is just starting work having completed one year of an aeronautical engineering course. Shift 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off plus hols! At 17 he will be earning as much as I have ever done in 24 years!!! Oh and its got nothing to do with aeroplanes either.

    Mark
     
  16. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Steve, No good looking, If you want to get in to Dorset you need to be applying 1st Jan. Not sure how they would take someone appearing for a few days? Most likely a No Thanks. Perhaps Martin P. will be able to advise better.

    Mark
     
  17. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    See I do 3 night 3 days 6 off and every 5th cycle I get 21 days off, so am expected to organise my life around that, the money isnt great either!

    Ah, my uncle is looking at going as well, so maybe he could take an engine of mine for the 1st couple of days.

    Cheers Steve
     
  18. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Steve,

    If you cant do five days you want even be considered.

    Martin P
     
  19. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

  20. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Martin, will have a chat with Ross maybe he can bring one of mine down until I can arrive, Thursday night/Friday morning.

    Mark, that seems a bit of a bargain! nice looking engine as a 4 stroke.

    talking about odd stuarts, apart from the A-Z has anyone see a hopper cooled P4?

    Cheers Steve
     

Share This Page