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 Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:24 am

Looks nice
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:12 pm

Here is that offending spark plug.




Also, found a set of older ribbed plugs that looked new. Kal fired up without hesitation, I have not gotten a chance to rev or ride at this point.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:32 pm

That's thinking out the box, good job on the exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:37 pm

Thanks... I ended back where I started in a way with the exhaust. Duals out the back, but this time the pipe is bent around things like the axle, footpads, and such. I don't have pix at this time. I'll take some monday as I have all day events tomorrow to take them.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Sounds really good. The pipes crossing looks really professional, and racecar-y lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:13 am

Doing some compression tests because of some power loss.

Kal - 18hp Oppy 63 psi and Leak down passed (lack of power).
Red- 17hp Oppy 78 psi no leak down tested (Lots of power).
Squatch - 16hp oppy 59 psi no leak down (Lots of power).

Doing some research, Briggs does not give compression values but recommends leak down tests.  I've read people getting anywhere between 50-100psi compression running good.

I'm thinking now that I may need to look into the carb.  Maybe a good cleaning.  Runs good, but has a bog down on mashing of the gas.  Before I take it apart, I will try some other things like new gas, and re-adjust low end jet.  I think I can do that on this carb.  Also a new set of plugs.  I had one busted that was arching, so I do have an older set in right now.

Other things to check or have checked.

Gas cap is venting well.
Maybe replace the fuel filter?

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 pm

That's a pretty vague compression range, that's surprising.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:36 pm

@muckmudd wrote:
That's a pretty vague compression range, that's surprising.

That was my thought.  If I had a good bench belt sander I thought about shaving the head a bit, but I do not have that.  Maybe a piece stuck to the work bench but that might take a while.  LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Yeah maybe just glue a peice of sandpaper to a flat surface and apply even pressure on the head.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:27 pm

OK...

What a cluster....

1st, that busted spark plug from little over a week ago.
2nd, I was actually running out of gas (pulling another @alliskidd21) it was sucking in a lot of air bubbles.
3rd, checked the spark.  One side was weak and the other side was non existent.  I swapped the plugs and those conditions followed those plugs. (They were the old plugs from the engine that I did not toss).  Pulled the plugs from my spare engine.  I was shocked they were not black, but clean with a little white.  They have been in that engine for 3 years and running regular up till last year.  Checked spark and it was bright blue.  Phew! Not the coil!  I  fired it up and it was back to being perky again.  It will lean me back in the seat again on accelleration.  I just need to adjust that idle jet a little.  It is 2 turns out.  I'd like to take it back down to 1.25-1.5 turns and see what happens.

So in short my engine is back in order in the power dept.  Now I can work on some things like maybe some steering slop.

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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Nice work. Looks like it was the simple stuff this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mightyraze's Kal-El [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Yesterday at 1:02 pm

Now to build that pesky battery cover.  I have a new template that is MUCH better than last time.  Now to figure out what to make it from.  This time I need to take my time building it..




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