Hello everyone, I picked up my first Scott project last weekend. Very excited to get my hand dirty with it. Its a 1949, Does this make it a squirrel, flying squirrel?
It was parked up approx 25 years ago, rode into the shed, fluids drained ect and left. So apart from a good inspection of engine and gearbox components is there any other things to check over? I only want to start the engine for now, not ride it it.
So also would like advice on oil. I’ve read quite a lot of the literature on here, but want some real world advice on the 2 stroke oil. Is it suitable for the pump to supply the oil, or should I run a pre-mix? If so what’s the oil to use? And at what ratio? With how many drops of pumped oil?
Congratulations. Synthetic oil is definitely the way to go. If you ask 50 people which oil to use you willet about 60 opinions! Silkolene now do a sae 50 (I think) 2 stroke oil again which is perfect for Scotts but expensive. I use whatever synthetic 2t oil I come across and its worked for 23 years👍 Set your pump to give 4 or 5 spits between a good drip from each beak. Where are you based?
Hi Ian, I too am new to this world of Scott so the worst person to give advise and yet again on a similar path to you.
I found an older tech document by the venerable Mr Moss who said he thought synthetic 2 stroke oils were not good for the engine and espoused the use of monograde 40 grade mineral oils ( Castrol R) If we consider how many years these engines ran in bog standard 40 or 50 grade engine oils then that must surely tell us something? I have taken this advice and run on 50 grade this summer and she runs just fine with hardly any smoke. Rogers advice was spit spit x 5 then a drip if running only pumped oil or spit spit x 7 then drip if running a little oil in the fuel as well. NEVER run with oil in the fuel only.