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Been naughty..... Another R3 (my 4th), this time a stationary version always wanted one with this style expansion chamber, I make it about 1937. It is seized atm but shouldn't take too much work to free off, there is some rock on the flywheel..... I am hoping for small end rather then big but that's a task for the future, oh and the dreaded Miller flywheel! Some have dates stamped on the backplate, we shall wait as see, do like the little R3, this style is the most pleasing to my eyes at least....
Thing to note is this one is 1 1/4hp at 1425rpm.












Thanks to Richard for being flexible with the collection time, nice to meet you and thanks for the engine.

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Well I didn't expect to see that magneto! It's a WICO WBC, you may notice there is no magnets in the flywheel, they are inboard on the crankshaft. This style must have been used on early engines, fingers crossed the coil is sound and I don't think I will find one easy!















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Got the expansion chamber off and had a quick go cleaning some of the crud off, quite a nice bit of original paint. Looks like a bit of rust around the piston, got the engine on its side with some oil in the exhaust port.





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---------- Post added at 07:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:50 PM ----------

So I managed to get the piston moving.....this is where we started today.



IMAG0918 by stephen williams, on Flickr

With a series of wedges I managed to get the piston to drop.

IMAG0919 by stephen williams, on Flickr

IMAG0920 by stephen williams, on Flickr

And that is where it stayed as I've ran out of things to make wedges of....

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Well I purchased a £20 puller kit from eBay and it did the job, not that I can be pleased, the former I used to try and "save" the piston didn't work and it how has a nice divot in the piston crown :embarrassed: luckily R3's are pretty common....

Well at least the bore looks good!

DSCF5022 by stephen williams, on Flickr


DSCF5023 by stephen williams, on Flickr

DSCF5024 by stephen williams, on Flickr

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It's a handy kit.

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DSCF5028 by stephen williams, on Flickr

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