Howard Bullfinch Rotor Oil Seals

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  • #33850

    johnsb
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    Dear All

    I have recently put together a Howard Bullfinch and it is working well. However it is losing oil at the two Rotor oil seals. Where can I get some from and are they easy to fit.

    Also the JAP 2a is a wonderful little engine – anyone know where I can get a carburettor elbow from ? Muppet who let this machine get into a non-working condition lost the original.

    Thanks

    #33880

    charlie
    Keymaster

    If the seals are standard oil seals they should be obtainable from any good bearing and seal supplier. If you cannot see a reference number on the seal you will need to measure it.

    #33883

    andyfrost
    Participant

    The seals , which are a special type are available on the well known auction site , albeit rather pricey. It would be worth calling Paul Childs at Meetens , they may have the elbow you require , failing that keep an eye on the auction site for a secondhand one.

    Andy.

    #33884

    johnsb
    Participant

    Thanks this is a real help.
    I take it that a bullfinch is the same as a 200 so the seals are the ones that cost £ 16.50 each.
    Brilliant website and forum
    Thanks again

    #33890

    andyfrost
    Participant

    Yes , the seals are all the same in the small “centre drive” howards.

    Andy.

    #33911

    johnsb
    Participant

    Thanks again..

    One last thing before I invest in the Seals – Are they easy to fit ?. Can I remove the rotors and get to the seals from the outside or do I have to take everything apart and replace them from the inside.

    Thanks & Regards
    John

    #33914

    ct33731
    Participant

    Hi can you send a picture of the original carburettor elbow as I have one here in good condition which was taken from a Jap 2a some 30 years ago. I tried with a pic, but it was too large and I am not to good on the old computer.Regards Chris @ ct.mowers@gmail.com

    #38183

    coxey1979
    Participant

    I too have just got a bullfinch missing the elbow and drive belt and also leaking at the seals. Could anyone point me the direction of a manual? The Howard site throws up an error if you get past the safety warning. Also what is the rectangular loop near the engagement lever?

    Take care and stay safe, Mike.

    #38186

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Mike, you would be better starting a new topic rather than adding to this old one.

    #38198

    coxey1979
    Participant

    Thanks Charlie, I thought I had but can’t see it anywhere, will try again.

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