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mihit

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Bernard Petrol
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:11:02 PM »
I'd never heard of them, but the cobber over the road has this tucked away in his shed...

10HP @ 2000 RPM.

cobbadog

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Re: Bernard Petrol
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 12:45:53 PM »
Being made in France we would never see one out here.
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mihit

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Re: Bernard Petrol
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 10:47:21 PM »
Oh well. It followed me home.
Turns out when he said he'd "had it running recently" - that was a few years ago!

Checked it over, all things move as they should, new gapped plug, freed up stuck float valve (flooding) and tutu with the governor mech (which still needs work), un-tutu'd the dead-spark wiring, made a crank handle and spun her up, she's alive!
I might even get to posting a video oneday.

Will have to either tear into it to fix existing throttle arrangement, or just add a lawnmower type cable/friction lever. Will put it under load and see what she does.

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Re: Bernard Petrol
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2021, 06:39:30 AM »
Well done and what a little ripper of an engine. I do like the K.I.S.S. method (keep it simple stupid) so a lawn mower throttle would be my choice but it is your project so your choice. When I post a video I usually post it on my YouTube account then post the link to the Forums where I want it to go, if that helps. You may be more puta savy than me which would not be hard.
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