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Old 09-01-18, 09:17 PM   #1
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Picked up a little FM ZD last weekend but having no luck getting it to start, good spark, and fuel, ignition timing is right, I have tried several plugs to no avail, all I can get is a few spits through the carb,are there any particular tricks with starting these engines?
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There's a set of instructions HERE if that's any help.

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Cheers Martin, I couldn't fine much on them, however I have managed to get it running now, and it starts fairly easily, it seems very sensitive to where the mag is timed compared to most engines, for such a crudely made engine it runs quite well, tomorrows jobs are to make a rotating grip for the starting handle that actually rotates, and an adaptor to allow me to use 18mm plugs in it, rather than 22mm plugs that are 15 odd each
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