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Old 20-11-17, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default Villiers MarVil

Afternoon all, I've just got this Villiers Marvil generating set to play with over the winter.

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The only faults i can see so far is; no spark, no compression, no starter pull and the v belt. But this will keep me going.

The remains of the starter pull assembly i have is in poor condition. The outer spring is brittle and snapped in a couple of places. The inner looks ok but the anchor on the outside has snapped.

Anyone know anything about them? Thanks

Numbers on the engine i can see so far:
Villiers DG345
MVC 218
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Old 20-11-17, 01:58 PM   #2
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Here is some pictures of the starter assembly:


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Old 20-11-17, 02:25 PM   #3
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(snip) Anyone know anything about them?
Only that I've never had one which isn't broken!

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Old 20-11-17, 03:30 PM   #4
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Here's one I (well someone) broke earlier. The principle should be fairly obvious - looks like yours is missing the balls in the one-way clutch.

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Old 20-11-17, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thanks, I understand it better now with the parts i have missing.
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Old 20-11-17, 05:02 PM   #6
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Nice! Dead jealous - have always fancied one of those. Was going to bid on one on fleabay but it was a 600 mile round trip and seller would not box up for courier
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Old 20-11-17, 08:34 PM   #7
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The Dexter (or other brand) hedge trimming generator set is a bit big to put in a box, so I can understand the reluctance of the ebay seller.

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Old 20-11-17, 09:11 PM   #8
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One of our club members had a hedge trimmer, I often wondered where it went after he died.

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Old 20-11-17, 09:45 PM   #9
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Probably the one I remember seeing many years ago at Woburn. Can't be sure but I think it's at Pitstone now.

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Most likely and don't know, I will enquire at our Christmas meeting in a few weeks.
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