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Old 05-01-2020, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Flatty Friday: This Crusty Flatty then. Will it Run??

So it's the one you've been waiting patiently for.

The Crusty Flatty is finally in a position to attempt a start.

Probably better let the video do the talking.

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Old 05-01-2020, 12:36 PM   #2
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Good for you Mart!!!!! This has been a blast to say the least. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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Old 05-01-2020, 02:48 PM   #3
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Hey Mart - noticed that when you were cranking it over earlier in the video that there was some blow-back through the carb. What this usually tells me is that an intake valve is not seating correctly. This can be due to adjustment, or it is leaking on the compression stroke. If you're having a bit of back-firing . . . this could surely be the issue. Just wanted to point that out to you . . .
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Old 05-01-2020, 02:55 PM   #4
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You might do a compression check on all cylinders . . . and if you just happened to have a leak-down setup, I'd leak it down to see where the valve sealing issue exists. You may also be able to isolate it by pulling one plug wire at a time and see if the backfiring goes away.
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:02 PM   #5
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Good video , been there in yer position many many times over the years , pat yer self o the back that it is running and now take yer time to figure it out ......
And i thought i had a accent ???? rbg :.)
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response, fellas.

As there is a delay with getting the videos out, I have already been able to work out what was wrong with the motor. All will be revealed in an upcoming video.

Thanks again.

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Old 05-01-2020, 08:08 PM   #7
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Looking and sounding good Mart. Those Ford starters are tough. I had to use 12 volts to the starter when I was first getting the 52 Merc started after it's long rest in the woods. Now its back to starting easy on six volts.
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Old 05-01-2020, 09:47 PM   #8
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Well done Mart !

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Nice job!.....looking forward to the next show!!......Mark
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Love it Mart! I Kept thinking, I wish I was there to put my hand over the carburetor for you.
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Good on you Mart!! You saved another one.
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Your getting good at the “cliff hangers” too...... Mark
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Happy to see it running.
Incidentally, your static issues while recording may possibly be caused by florescent lights if you have them.
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Old 05-02-2020, 01:30 PM   #14
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Yes I do, Merc, thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought of that.

Thanks for all the comments and support guys.

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It was great to hear it run gives me a little hope I can do the same with my 8ba. It's very cool to watch it from beginning of the process to the end.
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Thanks Sparky. It's been a lot of work, but fun, hobby work if you know what I mean.

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Good Job Mart! i look forward to the crusty flaty vids!
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