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Old 11-18-2019, 06:02 PM
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Hey I bought a midnight special put carbs on it got it running ran for a while then number three cylinder ****ing blew something broke the lip off the bottom of the spark plug and seized my engine it ran good for a hindred miles and sounded good
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:26 PM
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That sucks. The lip?
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:03 PM
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Sounds like possibly over-revved or too loose a cam chain and piston hit grounding leg of spark plug. Good luck diagnosing the issue.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:59 PM
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keep us posted

Keep us posted what you find I have lots of parts if you need a hand I am somewhat local
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