Honda ATC110 engine stand complete and running

I was able to get the engine stand completed and engine running again.

Cheapo moped muffler and beer!
Cheapo moped muffler and beer!

The old exhaust system was pretty much cracked and fell apart when I tried to remove it from the three wheeler so I had to make a “new” setup. I bought the cheapest muffler I could find on eBay ($15 moped muffler) and some spare steel tubing I had and I welded up a temporary exhaust. I reused the old exhaust flange that mounts to the engine but I would like to replace all of it with new material when I finally transplant this engine in the go cart.

Straight exhaust setup reusing the original header flange and some spare tubing. Ugly but it works.

I then mounted the fuel tank I bought on ebay for $6. Fairly tiny with only 1L of capacity but the tank was pretty cheap and doesn’t leak… can’t complain about that.

1L fuel tank, hoses, and fuel filter from ebay.
1L fuel tank, hoses, and fuel filter from ebay.

I made the fuel tank mount out of some old aluminum sign material I had forever. I think I have been holding onto that material for over a decade now! Knew it would be useful some day :)

Fuel tank mounted on the engine stand.
Fuel tank mounted on the engine stand.

The fuel tank mount is designed to be unscrewed giving me more access to the engine when I start disassembly.

And it fired right up after filling the tank up. Glad I got the wiring right!

 

What is next is to disassembly and clean the entire engine. Once it heats up it smokes pretty good so I will need to at the minimal replace the piston rings and lap the valves. Probably end up honing the cylinder walls for the new rings.

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