My recently aquired G10 (in a strange shade of blue) has suddenly started misfiring. I suspect the riveted terminals on the back of the ignition switch are not helping. Also as it would not start with any choke applied, and applying any choke after starting made it cut out, i suspected that it might be having airflow problems. I checked the air filter and it's a Tecumseh branded one so could well be the original!! Eeeek! I think i may need to order a few bits in from Stateside. It ran well after i took the filter out (for testing only of course!) but after cutting out it has returned to missing.
I am going to have a look at the ignition switch and if it is not fixable (could the rivets be tweaked back to hold the terminals again maybe? Could they be soldered?) i was looking at UK supplied parts as alternatives. This looks to be the same manufacturer, has a couple of extra unnecessary terminals and the terminal type is wrong but nothing insurmountable.
As for locally available air filter equivalents, does anyone have any suggestions for the Tecumseh side mounted circular filter?
I also dropped the screw from the air filter housing and it dropped under the decking into the ivy undergrowth...does anyone know what thread size/type this is as i am sure it's not metric!
In addition (this list is getting longer!) i noticed that the 4 screws that go through the plate towards the front of the frame, into the tubes and what looks like central the front axle casting, 2 are missing. What size are these?
Will post a pic of it after i abandoned trying to get it to run nicely today.