Please refer to the recent post on mhata this hole for on 15 sha... I've mentioned that it is a hard start with the cheetachromen pull start. So fornthebsakenof argument let's assume that everything is perfect. ..all good. Ok. So I've found that there are two different "starts " I can achieve. Remember this is the jailing head witout a decomp. I can wail away at this thing and something's after way way multiple pulls it will start basically at wot. ( F the starter circuit basically) OR ...I can pull the plug +/- ether , +/- new or same plug ....and presto perfect start on first pull.. wtf! You might say.
So I've been thinking : as was said to Gaston by his sidekick in beauty and the beast ...that could be a bad idea !! :::THere ain't no oxygen in the computation chamber!! Why?? 2 reasons
1. With my one way valve pedal start on the other 2 hobbits ( yellow ones ) you keep spinning the engine as long as needed to bring in fresh charge , whereas in this particular pull start set up all it does is pull in exhaust gas from the pipe which is oxygen depleted.
2. The reeds are too stiff to open with the pull starter under these conditions so maybe some fuel seeing if you pull the plug , don't squirt in anything , replace same plug and pull...starts.
While one answer is ditch the pull start not so fast comrades !! It's got a pa50 1 crank. Haha on me. Absolutely perfect crank btw that we thought deserved reuse as long as we kept the power down and used the stock variator beautifully notched thanks to Emil from socal who graciously donated it to this build.
Anyway that's what I think is up here. And yes there might actually be a better head for a pull start hobbit reed. It could be a derby with the decomp.
So it's on my do list to take it apart , determine just which pa 502 aftermarket reeds are on it (!case is all pa502 now. ) And find a more flexible I hope fiber reed.