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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 18 Oct 2019 15:40 #99867

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So I got the water pump impeller in as well as the spare prop drive pins. Now just need a backup prop . . . .

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 06 Oct 2019 00:40 #99541

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Yep - I found that in the same box this piece was in and just clipped it there.

Now it will go in the little box of clips & oddities :)

John - just realized it was you that I got the parts manual for the Big Twin from - it has come in quite handy several times!

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 06 Oct 2019 00:04 #99538

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You are right. Your rod is not broken off. The way you took the picture I was unable to see the bottom bent section. That little black clip shouldn't be there. That is where the spring attaches.
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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 05 Oct 2019 12:38 #99532

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Understood - and thanks.

I don't see where the rod is broken . . . maybe I positioned it poorly for the picture?

The bottom end has the bend on it with the washer and snap clip in place.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 05 Oct 2019 01:28 #99530

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The end of your rod is broken off and missing as well as the spring. You really don't need that lock out assembly. All it does is prevent you from pull starting the motor when the throttle is advanced too far. It also has to be adjusted correctly in order for it to work. You will need a new rod and a spring if you want to use it on your motor.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 04 Oct 2019 19:17 #99525

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Found it.

Now I am back to missing a single spring LOL

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 04 Oct 2019 17:18 #99521

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Another update. I have the starting issue sorted now.

The solenoid was bad . . . . because I had the wrong one on it:(

I believe it slowly burned itself out - I had a standard car solenoid (mounting bracket provided ground), non-insulated, sending 12V to the ground @ the mercury switch from the I terminal each time I hit the switch. Designed, I believe, to send 12V to the coil during starting on a car.

To make it a best seller, I didn't need to change the solenoid last year when I did. The whole issue was the weak ground at the engine cowl - which happened again this year before we left for Arrowhead.

Turns out the original solenoid test fine and now I have a backup :):biggrin:

I should have known the safety start circuit was not working when I cranked it WOT last year - that almost cost us the trip to Arrowhead then.

Now I have tested the circuit - I get NO click past about 1/4 throttle - or whatever the stop point is when in neutral. So the mercury switch is providing and breaking ground as it should.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 04 Oct 2019 14:36 #99514

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OK, I definitely removed it at some point. The pivot screw is in place, and tight.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 04 Oct 2019 14:13 #99513

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Thanks John!!

After looking at the engine, that spring is indeed in place.

However . . . . . . . .

The "Cam follower to locking lever rod" is completely gone. And it connects right where Alan was thinking a spring should go.

This likely keeps the follower from falling forward at WOT too. Which is what caught Alan's eye.



I see that it was there when I purchased the engine. I likely removed it for some reason that I cannot remember - working on something.

Clearly it was still there when I put the choke solenoid on . . . .

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Good news is I know right where it is if that is the case. I looked all around the lower cowl and don't see remnants are piece parts, so I am sure I am at fault.

Question - what exactly does this do? I still cannot go past 1/4 throttle or so until the engine is in gear. . . . . just curious.

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Ready to start restoring . . . '58 VII 04 Oct 2019 00:44 #99508

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Greg,

That spring attaches to a small hole on the crankcase and the cam follower. The part number for the spring is 303296. You can most likely order one from Dan Gano.
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