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OT: Starting a barn find Doctor John Guzzi.

Hi,

A friend of mine has had a Dr John Guzzi in 'storage' for about five years now.

I say storage, it's actually parked up with a few other toys.

Is there anything in particular about Guzzi's that needs changed before we try and crank it over?

I don't know if they are chain or belt driven, so I said I'd ask.

Suggestions?

Adrian.

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Expect it to be a shaft drive. My litle twin can sit for months at a time and fire off but I haven't let it go five years yet.
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Hi,

I'll get picks the next time I see him we're both quite busy, so it may be sometime

The belt/chain was a reference to cams.

I've had one vote for chain driven cams so far.

Ultimately, it will go to some specialist, before we even attempt a start, but I was just fishing for knowledge.

Thanks,

Adrian
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It would have had chain driven cams originally, possibly changed to gears with an idler to keep the rotation right-way-round, aluminum sprockets are more common, though (original would have been steel).
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earlier Guzzis have chrome plated bores that have a history of lifting after periods of storage. Plugs out and boroscope inspection is in order, but if that's not possible, lots of WD-40 and hand crank with plugs out to insure smooth operation. BTW cams are driven by chain from crankshaft operating pushrod OHV just like a slice of american V-8. Good luck!
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the 'Dr john Widmer' guzzi's, some of 'em anyway, were pretty trick
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he now works for either general atomics or northrup grumman..I know he had a hand in the Predator UAV...the Predator still uses an EFI moto guzzi engine for power!

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