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Offline petehoward

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EW600 (1927)
« on: 04 Aug 2009 at 20:24 »
How do you find TDC on an EW 600 without removing the cylinder head. Is the flywheel in a significant position?
Any advice or help welcomed. :evil:

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Re: EW600 (1927)
« Reply #1 on: 05 Aug 2009 at 04:09 »
Hi Pete,
To find TDC you can either remove a valve cap in the head and look in with the aid of a torch and visually estimate Tdc , or if the valve cap removal is too difficult set tappets equally all round say .006 th and turn the engine until the tappets rock on one cylinder or the other an equal amount, both pistons will be at TDC. Time the mag to the cylinder with the .006 th valve clearances.  Timing on these low compression engines is not critical on the road testing is the best and use of the advance and retard lever for the soothest running is the way to go.
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Clive

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Re: EW600 (1927)
« Reply #2 on: 12 Aug 2009 at 19:48 »
Thanks for the advice Clive. I have used the valve rocking method and retimed (retarded) the mag. accordingly. This is a good system and i will no doubt be using it again with my next problem!! Pete.