Happy Happy Happy Time..... :-)

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Sianelle

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A mysterious big box was delivered to me this morning and inside was a 70cc Gen II Happy Time engine by Faygo. :D:D:D
Ooooooooo it's lovely and cute. I wonder if I feed it and look after it carefully whether it will grow. I want to take it to bed and cuddle it xxxxxxxx

It's much smaller and more compact than my Villiers engines and it must only weigh around 1/3rd as much. They're quite an attractive little engine too. Nicely classic looking and it should match my elderly English bicycle frames quite nicely. My plan to investigate whether a HT type engine can be adapted to 'traction avant' duty is still very much alive and soon, very soon, practical experiments shall begin.

Um.... I think I shall start to save for another one now. A 48cc one this time should be very nice......
 

azbill

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it might be cute, and tiny, but...
the engineering is nothing compared to your Villiers :(
 
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Sianelle

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I read a bedtime story to it from the Villiers manual every night and I make it watch 'The World's Fastest Indian' at least once a week. Hopefully this will be a good influence on my brand new engine and it will try to behave as a good engine should.
 
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JemmaUK

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I read a bedtime story to it from the Villiers manual every night and I make it watch 'The World's Fastest Indian' at least once a week. Hopefully this will be a good influence on my brand new engine and it will try to behave as a good engine should.

If anyone can get it to behave it'll be you - talking of the big V I saw a lovely villiers 98cc on ebay - an autocycle motor with an inline piston, not canted like on the HT's and usual 1F/2Fs

Hope you are well :) and things are better at this end apart from the money situation :)

Jemma xx
 
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Sianelle

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Glad to hear things are better with you Jemma - I'll be sending you a PM soon.
 

crazeehorse

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good idea to have two kits, if you can. i should be getting my second kit this week. the whole kit is 21 lbs, so if i take a long trip, i can have an extra everything. i probably won't do that. i have had my first kit for a few months. if my bike goes down, i have to drive a 2700 lbs gas drinking 4 X 4 truck. so i want spare parts, & this is the cheapest way to go in the long run for parts, & have less down time. good luck, i hope you'll love it, like i do.
 
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duivendyk

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Looks can be deceptive,you should try one out before you plonk down hard cash again.Caveat Emptor !!.This chinese cutie can't possibly be all that cuddly,encasing it in bubble wrap may be your only viable solution.
 
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Sianelle

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Well you do have to cuddle them very carefully, but at least they don't snore in bed. :)

With this engine I also ordered a spare sprocket and mounting kit. There has been some discussion on the forum about the Chinese habit of shrinking the quality in order to make more profit. Interestingly the sprocket that came with the Gen II engine was plain and un-dished and the spare sprocket is more brightly finished and dished. An example of 'shrinking quality' in action methinks.
I fully intend to check all the kit nuts and bolts very carefully and if I'm not happy with them I'll replace them with proper high tensile engineer's bolts.
When I came to fit the Chinese made axle to my Hercules roadster bicycle when I was building up my electricly assisted untility tricycle, I found I had to replace all the kit bolts with something more serious. I don't know what the kit bolts were made from, but I don't think it was anything I'd call steel.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa276/Sianelleofavelorn/AnniesHerculesTrikeRear.jpg
 

crazeehorse

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i broke an engine mount stud, after a week, it helps to get some 6 mm X 1.5 threaded rod,or long bolts , i keep a couple in my tool kit,nuts, washers ,4 of each , a small bolt extractor & a small drill bit to match the extractor. but i only had to replace the one. but the key is to be prepared right.
 
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