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  1. The way his advert says "as with everything i have its always up for sale at the right price" makes me think he keeps taking the ad down every time someone wins the auction and it doesn't make a figure he's happy with. Would be nice if he just put a reserve price on it. 🙃
  2. Smartcar Edit: 'Not known to go wrong' rules it out i imagine
  3. I think i'll just have to save up for the full piston with rings if i do keep it. I was hoping to get just rings for the old piston but Mr Pastry is correct it'd just be a faff about. I'm not making any promises due to current financial constraints/tightness. Good to have a plan re: xcw's engine. I'll shutup now 'cos xwc might be offtopic. 😂 Edit: Sale pending
  4. The original engine is a bit grim. I might give that a try with the original engine, however it is so siezed that it might damage something forcing it out.
  5. That was my first go-to for the rings. The issue is that (i believe) the piston in xwcs non-seized engine has been replaced with one that i haven't identified so the rings are different. (possibly BSA?)
  6. The end? Not entirely. I'd never plan on scrapping it incase that is a worry. The chassis is so far gone that the only thing left is the backbone, front suspension and about %20 structural integrity in the back. I will still tinker with it and plan on getting the engine running in the summer, i can't find the correct piston rings for a +015 sized piston that has the same width + height dimensions with the same locating pin design. If the rings weren't a problem i could assemble the engine and it would probably start with an ignition coil + condenser. I've bought the spark plug (plus
  7. Looks in x100 better condition than the xwc mk12 so that's good to see. (the xwc mk12 basically consists of a fibreglass body, engine and wheels with %10 of its chassis left due to rust, garden ornament material)
  8. Re: current progress, Nice! At that point, with spark and fuel achived you most likely have a small list of possible causes: Gummed-up injectors Insufficient fuel pressure to open the injectors properly. Could be crap-filled fuel filter/fuel lines/fuel rail or not enough electric to the fuel pump. If you're only getting a dribble from the fuel system then that's not enough, on a multi fuel injector system it needs like 40-50+ PSI of fuel spraying everywhere to get proper fuel injection (if i remember correctly). Electical issue causing injectors to not fire. When runni
  9. Very nice to see this one being worked on. I'm not sure about the chances of that engine though, considering it sounds a bit rodknocky when 'running'. Could just be dry hydraulic lifters or something rubbing a belt/pulley.
  10. Does this mean there is a parts list for the Mk12c? (or a list for a different mark with the same/similar components) Or has that been posted before? Thanks a bunch for uploading the Mk12e manual + Villiers engine manual pdfs btw, those will definitely come in handy. 👍
  11. And i thought i was a bit dodgy for wanting to fabricate a tuned 2-stroke pipe for the mk12c and occasionally run it fairing-less for 'weight reduction yo'. 😂 I wonder if the top speed of a mk12 would top out due to limited gearing or if i could get 50+ mph from the old villiers engine with some porting and the tuned 'zorst.
  12. Fine by me: i'm not bidding so you can go ahead and bid away guys.
  13. Neat. Currently my vehicular budget is being streched on welding + fabricating consumables for my rusty 4-wheeled turdboxes and any money i put toward the invacar will be for stuff like the seized rear bearing and all-round brakes first and foremost. I should have some Invacar news in the new year though, no guarantees however as my productivity/workrate is a fickle bugger.👍 😉
  14. Bloody hell, looks OEM. Tob jop there. 👍 Got an ebay/web site link for the type of carpet used?
  15. The throttle cable thing and vacuum line coming out of it tells me its a cruise control box on top of the original mani. Probably.
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