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    Posted: 23 May 2010 at 6:27pm
Ive recently brought a colwood motor hoe, with a JAP engine on it as a non-runner i have taken the flywheel off and had a clean up and still cant get a spark so i am asking for help and any would be most appreciated Smile    
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 9:58pm
Hello Titan, welcome to the forum.

I assume your engine is a JAP 2A, if you use the search function at the top of the page you will find that there has been some postings regarding the JAP 2A, hope this helps.
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2010 at 11:22pm
I usually find the coils on the 2a's to be about the most trouble free of any fitted to this period of engines, i wish villiers had used the same.
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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2010 at 8:37pm
Have fiddled around with the points and still haven't been able to get a spark of any kind. And thank-you for the welcome to the club.    
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Quote series1gem Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2010 at 10:53pm
check that they are not earthing out somewhere, failing that try substituting another coil, make sure first though that you try another plug even if yours is new.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2010 at 1:05pm
Ensure that the moveable point is insulated from the engine. There are quite a few different washers, get them in the wrong order and as S1G said the points will earth.
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 26 May 2010 at 6:34pm
try cutting the lead between the points and condensor
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