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London Hit & Miss Engine Project


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Old 01-10-2016, 06:46:05 PM
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Hi there Miles:
Nice to see that you've managed to get your engine running again. My own gave me quite a lot of trouble to start with, but once I'd got it set up right it ran fairly well.
That event that you can see it running at was a fairly wet weekend & I eventually got some water in my magneto which eventually stopped it running after two days.

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That engine looks for all the world like a Novo S series. Not just kind of like, but exactly like. My guess is that they are the same engine, just one manufactured under license by the other. A quick measure of the bore and stroke will tell if it is the same as any of the Novo S engines. If it is, then try Hit and Miss for parts - they advertise on the 'Stack here. I am in the process of restoring a thoroughly hammered 5S right now - looks like yours is in MUCH better shape!
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I use acetone and transmission fluid 50/50 .and let it soak. Heat (not open flame) is useful. Good luck....nice job on the disassembly and clean up so far...Brian
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Watched your youtube video and was very impressed with your engine and your display.
very nice restoration job.
More work to do on my engine but happy it started and very surprised with only a few cranks.
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Here is something a little strange with my crank case cover lettering compared with a few others pictures off the net. my lettering is different. That is strange.
Anyone know why?
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mine looks like the middle pic, I have wondered the same thing, maybe has something to do with manufacturing date? Your engine looks good, mine has little to no paint so I will probably paint mine. good job
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