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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:18 pm

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missioner wrote:Original unmachined piston inserted into the block for comparison.

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Problem piston

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I am still in need of a measuring device, but it seems as if the other piston's squish pads are slightly shorter. I will measure them and have the height differences corrected.


You would be safe if you remove the entire squish pad. The pistons seem to be flush in the block on the pictures and only squish pads are above deck.

That is correct. I'm just a little concerned about how it will run with out them


The EG motors ran without them and had no issues. It will drop your compression a tiny bit, but that can be calculated once measured.

I always have felt that the CR was a little high, the car pinged quite badly at lower altitudes and I ran much slower ignition timing than before. Last time I set the timing to 3° and its still pinging. Anything lower and the power dropped dramatically.

So now I have a plan.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:49 pm

Cut it down and let pistons sit flush in the block. Pinging problem would be gone then and you can set timing back to normal.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:41 pm

PapaJo wrote:Cut it down and let pistons sit flush in the block. Pinging problem would be gone then and you can set timing back to normal.

I think that's exactly what I should do.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:51 am

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PapaJo wrote:Cut it down and let pistons sit flush in the block. Pinging problem would be gone then and you can set timing back to normal.

I think that's exactly what I should do.


Did you manage to get the squish pads cut down on the pistons?

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:39 pm

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:48 pm

Temp wheels, but she lives again.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:51 pm

missioner wrote:Temp wheels, but she lives again.



Same motor??

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:10 am

Yes. I went ghetto all over the squish pads and filed them down with a flat file. Turns out that the heat exchanger was the cause of my issue with the oil and water mixing. Went back to no heat exchanger.

I can be grateful that I opened the motor so I could solve the piston clearance issue.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:51 pm

missioner wrote:Yes. I went ghetto all over the squish pads and filed them down with a flat file. Turns out that the heat exchanger was the cause of my issue with the oil and water mixing. Went back to no heat exchanger.

I can be grateful that I opened the motor so I could solve the piston clearance issue.


So no more pinging on motor and timing.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:57 pm

No still pinging closer to the coast, but much better otherwise
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:52 pm

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Stopped by work after a trip to Hillcrest.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:35 am

OK so long time since my last update and there has been some changes, first was that I finally solved an issue that's been plaguing me for quite some time that was gradually getting worse. When it reached its peak the car was actually cutting out from fuel starvation. I have managed to solve it to the largest extent by running an electric fuel pump directly to the carb. The previous carb also decided to give up on life and has been replaced with a Dorco brand replacement part.

The second part was the final part I have been wanting for my car since before I changed the engine, I now have a free flow exhaust and I am super stoked with the results. Here are some picsImageImageImage
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Well done on solving the gremlins and that free flow must have helped a bit with better pull on the motor to get the gasses out.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:20 pm

Getting the motor the correct amount of fuel has made the most difference.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Mon May 01, 2017 10:59 am

Took a little time off work this last week and went up to Springs to spend time with some close friends. R1000 fuel and 1023km travelled hassle free. Car ran smooth at the Highfeld, very pleased over all.Image

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby Greenz » Tue May 02, 2017 7:09 am

Excellent consumption!
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:43 pm

Ok so I haven't updated this thread in some time. It's a shame that I haven't done these things yet, work commitments have been the main reason.

Now that I am unemployed I have dug all my parts out of the garage and have started doing some repairs and maintenance.

1st up was to get rid of the horrible electric fuel pump. It was driving me mad and was also not behaving properly.

Next up was the clutch contraption. This one was on my list for a long time, it took forever to locate the parts I needed. These things are quite rare. Anyway the result is better than I expected, I really like the result, the clutch is light and easy to operate and the feel is much more linear.

New secondhand wiper arms. The original ones had become worn out and on the driver's side had started rubbing against the windscreen rubber.

Last was the guides on the rear doors. These had been neglected for a long time and I finally decided to give them some love.

Still more to come.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:14 pm

That clutch soft bracket is giving a softer feel on the clutch and feels more refined than the direct cable on lever.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:22 pm

PapaJo wrote:That clutch soft bracket is giving a softer feel on the clutch and feels more refined than the direct cable on lever.
That's right. It does feel nicer and I'm much happier.
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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby DeanK » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:52 pm

Where would I start to look for that soft clutch bracket ?
Are they available new .

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby PapaJo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:02 pm

DeanK wrote:Where would I start to look for that soft clutch bracket ?
Are they available new .

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Bought mine at GW. Might still have the part number somewhere.

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby DeanK » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:09 pm

Thanks Jo

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Re: Missioner's Citigolf

Postby missioner » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:02 am

DeanK wrote:Where would I start to look for that soft clutch bracket ?
Are they available new .

Thanks

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I got mine second hand at the used parts guys. I probably paid too much for it as it still needed repairs.
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