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Old 27-12-17, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Correct way to start bradford 1 1/2hp hit n miss ??

As title, i have a good spark from the ek mag, plenty of fuel but the only way i can get it to chuff is by holding my finger over the air inlet on the carb and getting my mate to spin it over (causing it to flood) is there a better way ? I have the fuel tap screwed out 1/4 of a turn. Thanks.
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Old 27-12-17, 11:33 PM   #2
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Instruction books for this engine available from Internal Fire.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112675841...84.m1558.l2649
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Old 28-12-17, 12:21 AM   #3
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Brilliant thanks very much 👍🏼
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Old 28-12-17, 01:28 AM   #4
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Screw the fuel needle out a whole turn, then wind it back in once it's started, if a whole turn is to much then try 3/4, if that's to much try a 1/2....
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Old 28-12-17, 09:11 AM   #5
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Check the timing carefully as well. From the looks of the picture you posted on another thread the magneto may well not be the original to the engine. Bradford certainly wouldn't have fitted it with over long studs and lots of washers. The EK flick mags can also be sensitive to how the trip mechanism is set up, they need to break the circuit with a rapid motion.

Good luck!

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Old 28-12-17, 11:26 AM   #6
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Mind your fingers, they certainly like to kick back!
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Old 28-12-17, 03:50 PM   #7
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It definitely was fitted with a wico ek mag as standard, those studs were the only ones i had lying around to fit it and see if it was a runner they wont affect anything just dont look pretty 😂
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