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Grandfathers WX11.


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Old 11-02-2014, 02:03:43 PM
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Default Grandfathers WX11.

Well I thought it was about time I cracked on restoring Percy's old WX11, it has been sat in his garage under my care looking sorry for 4 years or so, We lost my grandfather in August 2010 to spreading cancer.

We swapped it already restored for a Ruston 6PB with Villiers magneto, that was 1994, and we never put spanners on it.

Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

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Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

1st oddity is there was no C clips retaining the gudgeon pin, it just had 2 pads in either end but it was free to float! The small end is also a bit suspect, luckily I have a good spare, this was one of the jobs the previous owner had done.
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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

They come apart easy enough.

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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

Could have probably done with a de-coke at some time in its life, it is hanging!

Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

The expansion chamber is 1" thick with it!

Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

Looks like it was green originally.

Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

New handle fits a treat

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---------- Post added at 06:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:08 PM ----------

And finally the crank is out.

Villiers WX11 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

This is where the main work is to be done, new big end is required, plus one of the main bearings are suspect.

Thats it for the moment, will be done as and when, as it's done in memory to Percy, I don't know if to keep it burgundy or put it closer to the original green.

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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

Started to clean the exhausts out, had quite a blaze going!

DSCF3218 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

But I was worried someone might call the fire brigade!

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Flames have died down now, just got to leave it to cool before shaking it out!

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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

While I decided what to do with the big end (mainly where to send it!) I started the clean and strip the paint.

The Exhaust base went up quite well once I introduced a new blow lamp...

DSCF3417 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

I then got some of my old faithful carb cleaner and turned to the crank case halves, it sure does a good job of cutting though the old 2 stroke crap!

DSCF3418 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

DSCF3419 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

They paint seems to be coming off OK, it is a bit stuck in places.

DSCF3420 by skankin_giant, on Flickr

The block and flywheel have a bit of original paint left. So I might try and scrape the red off slowly and see what we are left with.

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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

While I had 5 mins I fitted the replacement small end, nice a tight again now

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Default Re: Grandfathers WX11.

Managed to get some paint onto the WX11, getting there slowly!

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Bit of overspray on the hooper :embarrassed:

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Getting their slowly.

DSCF5476 by stephen williams, on Flickr

Just waiting on the crank to come back now...

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