I’m the new custodian of a 1930 Sports Squirrel 2 speeder. I’m presently on a very steep learning curve and reading things Scott from various sources avidly (extremely absorbing).
As luck would have it the fuel tank has a leak and this predicament encouraged me to look inside the engine as a start up would have been awkward. All I can say is I’m very glad my curiosity got the better of me. Even to a raw Scott novice things looked wrong. With the very helpful Richard Blackburn’s assistance things are looking good for the future.
I’m attending to a couple of crankcase issues. It’s totally bare except for the main bearing cups. There has been a crude mechanical repair of a broken section of casting between the cylinders just in front of the intake casting bolting face. This forms the sealing of induction plenum with the base of the cylinder block. Richard gave me some suggestions for a fix which I’m mulling over. But I’d like to ask if the cranked aluminium ‘induction splitter’ was a factory item? Now I’ve poked a blob of epoxy from it and it now looks less of a DIY job. Do you think this thing has any benefits or should it be removed?
Am I right in thinking that this is an inappropriate question for this section of the forum? Would it be more appropriate in the restoration section?
I am a forum novice as well as a Scott new boy.
Please note that my status as a non-member is not correct. I am a newly subscribed club member who is keen to participate and contribute if I can.
I’ve emailed Paul with my membership number and am awaiting access to the members area.
Guidance would be appreciated.