Villiers F15 stationary engine

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  • #35812

    jeffke
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    As I was searching for an answer regarding testing the coil, I realized that you recommend having it tested by a professional or test in situ if you have a enough good spark. Will wait now until I get the spares to put the engine back together to test if I have a good spark.
    Cheers Jeff

    #35813

    andyfrost
    Participant

    There are three different ignition units fitted to the F15 , the points gap should be stamped into the inspection cover…if it is still present , if yours is missing , I would start at 18thou and go from there.

    Andy.

    #35822

    jeffke
    Participant

    Dear Andy.
    I still have the cover so will inspect it…
    Thanks and a good sunday.
    Warm regards

    #35824

    wristpin
    Participant

    I’ve not been able to view any of the OP’s images on the iPad – suspect that they may be a higher resolution than the system likes but to enlarge on the magneto types –
    The original had a separate coil, condenser and points. The intermediate had the condenser incorporated within the coil but still had points. The final version was fully electronic with just an electronic coil / module and nothing else. It should be noted that the electronic system had a specific flywheel.
    As far as points gap goes , I’ve never seen anything other than 18” thou.

    #35825

    charlie
    Keymaster

    I’ve not been able to view any of the OP’s images on the iPad – suspect that they may be a higher resolution than the system likes
    The forum limits image file size to a maximum of 5072KB, trying to post anything larger will give an error at time of posting. All 6 images on the post open OK on pc/laptop.

    #35827

    alan
    Participant

    Re:photos. I’ve just checked on iPad (new version, 8th generation) and photos open fine, and VHGMC software is up to date too. I’d check any pop up/ security settings in case that’s blocking images.

    #35828

    jeffke
    Participant

    Good evening
    Andy, I checked the inspection cover and there is nothing on it.
    @ Wrispin. Mine must be an intermediate as it has no condenser but it still has points. Any idea how to know the year of this engine?
    Good news: I set the points at 18 thou and I put back the flywheel and … now I got spark! Youpi!
    I also fabricated an adjuster for the governor, fixed the throttle lever as it had about 1/5 of a turn play.
    Ready to re-assemble everything when I get the spares delivered and fire it up.
    Have a good evening.
    Jeff

    #35829

    wristpin
    Participant

    If you look just to the right of the inspection port there are the words “ set points” with a raised boss with nothing on it but just to the right of that boss you will possibly see a very lightly stamped 18thou.
    Your previous images are now opening as they should with no change of settings!!

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  wristpin.
    #35850

    jeffke
    Participant

    Dear Angus.
    Spares were delivered yesterday so re-installed the head with the new head gasket. Assembled the carb too. Put some fuel through the spark plug hole and get it to turn…and it fired!!!!
    Need to now try if the carb is working and try to adjust what can be adjusted as well as set the governor…

    #35855

    wristpin
    Participant

    Sounding good. There may be something here that’s of assistance

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qbzpnukk2kgc8p5/Villiers%20F150001.pdf?dl=0

    #35858

    jeffke
    Participant

    Dear Angus.
    Thanks a million. Super useful. Very happy with all the support I got on this website. Very effective.
    Cheers

    #35914

    jeffke
    Participant

    Dear Angus and Andy.
    One additional question: my carburetor is a Villiers B.10/1. Which direction should the needle on the float be oriented? up or down? When re-assembling the carb I put the needle down, but I was not sure and the manual would not give that detail.
    Of note that the engine works well with it’s carburetor and muffler. I filled up the carb hose with fuel (around 10 ml) and it worked for a few seconds. There is a small leak at the hose so did not dear using any temporary tank to get it running longer and do any carb adjustments.

    #35915

    andyfrost
    Participant

    The needle end of the float is uppermost , to seat in the brass seat in the top half of the carb.
    Your carb has a fixed main running jet , the only adjustment is the slow running jet , wind it in to rich , out to weaken.
    You may have damaged the needle by fitting it upside down , so check it before re-fitting.

    Andy.

    #35916

    jeffke
    Participant

    Oups…
    Thanks Andy. Will check.
    Cheers

    #35931

    jeffke
    Participant

    Hi Andy and Angus.
    A photo of the carb.

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