A good and healthy new year to everybody,
Brion mentioned in the Post “is anybody out there?” that the time between the years is one of the best to think about the Scott. In my case this was the realy truth.
I made myself my nicest christmas gift. A 1929 Flyer Deluxe and I spend all days between the years in my garage looking for this bike, trying to understand everything how it works (I am a bloddy Scott beginner).
I am pretty hapy with this bike, everything is exactly how I want it.
But regarding the Oiling system I am a little bit confused.
The Oiling System runs is only by gravity thrue an Oiler to the Crank Bearings on each side . The Scott does not have a Pilgrim Oilpump?
Second, The Oil in the Oiltank has a blue colour, I´ve never seen this.
Does anybody know which Oil this is? Is it a synthetic or a mineral- Oil?
I am new in Scotting and I do not want to do any fault running the engine. So all comments are welcome.
All the Best
Welcome to the Scott clan. You will probably find it hard to identify an oil by it’s colour. It is not Castrol TTs or Silkolene. The only blue two stroke oil I know of is Valvoline two stroke outboard engine oil but there are probably other blue oils. As well as my pilgrim pump set to a low oil feed using Silkolene Classic 30 synthetic two stroke oil, I also use the Valvolene two stroke outboard oil at a rate of 50:1 in the petrol.You could do this using the mystery blue oil in in the petrol at 50:1 and put a known synthetic oil in the oil tank with the drippers set to 4 drops a minute.
There are lots of different opinions on lubricating a Scott engine, and some people hate adding oil to the petrol.This is the way I go, no smoke and no problems.
The ‘Blue Oil’ is most likely Millers Oils Classic CM2T this is a 2 stroke mineral SAE40 oil, designed for vintage and classic 2 stoke engines.
I use and recommend this for engines I rebuild. 50:1 in the petrol and drips to the mains either through dripper or a Pilgrim.
It is not correct to say the oil runs through by gravity. It is sucked in by the piston on its up stroke. There is a gland behind the crank that closes off the oil feed on the downstroke.
best wishes to all for 2017
Hello Bob and Eddie,
thanks for your comments, that will help me to understand the engine and to find a propper oiling adjustment.
It´s very nice to get comments round the whole world. It makes me feeling as a part of a great worldwide community. 😆
All the best
It could also be Castrol 747 semi syth which has a smell of castor oil when burnt