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Post  storminnormin on Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:44 pm

I live in Northants and bought a MK 4 Nippy with a Villiers K3 engine from a friend a few months ago.
I've found the Villiers Services site and ordered some new piston rings oil seals and bearings.
A few weeks ago I found another engine and forks and a different rear carrier to the one supplied with my machine and I managed to secure the lot on the first bid, only problem was that parts were in Stockport, Manchester way.
Original engine was seized top and bottom newer engine was only seized in the piston/barrel area.
I've repaired lawnmowers most of my working life and I also keep a few BSA bantams too, I use a forum on a site owned by Howard Blakeborough and this is my story so far:
http://bournemouthbantams.yuku.com/topic/527/Norman-Nippy-MK#.U7R7-two58E
I have workshop facilities and small engine know-how but when I get stumped, I can just leave it all be until a better idea comes to me or I can manage to use something else or make a tool.
I found that the extension handle on a fairly newly bought pipe threading kit had the correct pitch and diameter male threads to enable me to get both rotors off quite painlessly and quickly too.
A good job, because Villiers don't seem to stock the proper tool.

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Post  mr.rabbit on Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:46 am

Hello Storming Norman.I think that I have seen your name on another site.How are the Bantams? I often fancied a Bantam but now they are silly prices so I will have to make do with my present toys.When I started rebuilding my Nippy I found that the gearbox sump plug from my MG Midget was the same thread as the K3 rotors so I made a puller from a spare plug.I found a workshop manual for the K3 engine on fleabay and found it quite useful for such things as oil capacities etc.otherwise the engine and gearbox are quite straightforward.My engine was built up from all sorts of bits and pieces and seems to be OK so far,I have used the bike for a few club runs and will be out on it next weekend with the NACC.If you need things such as tyres and other parts log onto Icenicam and if you download their magazine you will find some useful adverts in it.Best of luck with the Nippy,Paul

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Thanks Paul

Post  storminnormin on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:43 pm

Thank you for the welcome Paul, I've never owned a moped before, bike was and is still I suppose meant for the wife, but it may be a bit late for her to learn to ride with today's traffic, but we both understand this without really making any comments as we don't want to get too disheartened before we start.
The bike is going to need an awful lot of care and dedication to get it back on the road but time I have plenty of now I've basically retired.
I've rebuilt a few push bike and my present D7 bantam wheels but find new wheels or rims and spokes impossible to find at the moment. I'd like to skim the drums and fit new shoes etc too, for safety.
I have a sand blasting machine and want to strip the lot right out and start again really, but sometimes an oily rag resto is given more credit and attention, it does tend to "look right".
More later.

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