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Jon - Laser Engines13/12/2017 19:54:43
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Its all to easy to break the rings when they are stuck but I think both of your engines were 70's so I can send some more. The bore should be 27.7mm if they are 70's.

Rocker adjusters are easy, got a few of them but don't worry if they are chipped on the edges as its just where the hardening goes right through the material. If you use the wrong size screwdriver (as someone has by the sound of it) you chip the corners really easily. It wont effect the way they operate though.

trebor13/12/2017 20:05:21
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Oh the adjuster has started to brake away on the end that touches the pushrod, the slot for the screwdriver is fine.

trebor13/12/2017 20:12:18
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What do you use on the rocker shaft to align the rocker centrally ? Mine has an 'o' ring then rocker, then ptfe washer in the centre. The same the other side, is this normal ?

bert baker13/12/2017 20:12:25
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John I have sent a pm, hope it looks ok as could see box to type in

Jon - Laser Engines13/12/2017 21:46:36
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If the pushrod side of the adjuster is damaged then its worth changing. They aren't expensive.

The configuration of the rockershaft is as you have it. The O ring seals the shaft to prevent oil leaking and the ptfe spacer acts to reduce friction. the O ring should be a fairly tight fit, if not its probably worn and needs replacing.

Bert, works for me. Put it in the stampe thread too and see how may takers we get.

Jon - Laser Engines13/12/2017 21:50:16
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Guys I just started a new thread for technical questions as this thread is aimed at product development and connected questions. If we can use the other thread for technical stuff from now on that would be ace

Tony Richardson25/02/2018 04:37:56
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Just wondering how the 180 petrol version is going non?

Jon - Laser Engines25/02/2018 09:57:40
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Hi Tony

The design is pretty much finalised and I am producing parts for the pre production batch. Its taken longer than hoped to go from prototype to production and required a redesign of the pump. I should be able to test the new pump next week and then there are only a few parts left to manufacture.

Assuming there are no issues with the pre production batch I am still targeting the spring for a full release.

kevin b13/09/2018 18:48:39
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Hi Jon.

According to the latest magazine, Neil Tidy is using a petrol powered Laser. Any comment ?

Solly13/09/2018 19:18:41
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New engines? Quite frankly I'd be over the moon if I could buy any of the current ones.

cymaz13/09/2018 19:21:55
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Posted by kevin b on 13/09/2018 18:48:39:

Hi Jon.

According to the latest magazine, Neil Tidy is using a petrol powered Laser. Any comment ?

He was flying one at Much Marcle...but he said it was more of a personal venture.

Glenn Ryan14/09/2018 04:23:23
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Well this isn't good. No posts from Jon since February and no engines available on their website. I wonder if all is ok. I know there was a workshop move planned but it doesn't look good if there's no products available.

Has anyone heard from Jon lately?

David Davis14/09/2018 05:36:11
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Posted by Glenn Ryan on 14/09/2018 04:23:23:

Well this isn't good. No posts from Jon since February and no engines available on their website. I wonder if all is ok. I know there was a workshop move planned but it doesn't look good if there's no products available.

Has anyone heard from Jon lately?

I must admit that similar thoughts had crossed my mind. Jon has posted on other threads since February and the parent company appears to have settled into its new building, perhaps he's just gone on holiday. Everybody deserves a holiday.

Currently there is a note on the Laser website saying that they hope to return the 70, 80 and 100 motors to full production by mid September which is an improvement on the previous note which simply said that they were out of stock. Odd that they've missed out the 155. I always thought that that was a popular seller.

As for the twins, I suspect they're working on converting them to petrol and unlike other manufacturers, they won't be relaeasing them until all of the bugs have been ironed out.

Ron Gray14/09/2018 11:50:19
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To be fair, engines were in stock end of July / August if I remember correctly but sold out fairly quickly. If you look at the 180 petrol thread you will see that I’ve been testing a pre production GA30 which to all intents and purposes is a production standard engine and I’ve been very pleased with the results. Petrol is certainly the way forward for the larger engines and I suspect that a lot of effort is going into producing these and this maybe at the, temp, expense of production of the glow engines, after all, labour resource is somewhat limited bearing in mind the amount of time it must take to develop a new engine. Sit tight and your patience will be rewarded! But from my dealings with them, Laser and Jon are very much still around (holidays permitting!)

Chris Walby14/09/2018 12:35:51
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I hear Jon is on holiday, best be British about it and wait for his return.

Tim Flyer14/09/2018 13:24:06
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Jon has been posting a fair bit on this forum recently. As Ron said they are likely busy building up stock . When they go quiet like they are at the moment it means we might see some engines released on their website soon. They don’t run an order book anymore. It’s just an offer posting on the website. Last batch was just about a couple of months ago and the stock was soon snapped up. . I’m watching carefully 😉

Martin Harris14/09/2018 17:37:44
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Reports of Jon's demise seem rather exaggerated - see his most recent postings...

Jon - Laser Engines18/09/2018 13:04:38
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Sorry for the absence, i was on holiday and had other things on my mind (see photo). I also had no internet or phone signal. It was lovely!


In any case, this thread ran its course and has essentially been closed. The technical questions thread is for...well, technical questions.

Percy Verance18/09/2018 16:43:42
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Love the funky 70's hexagnol paving. And Thatcher's Gold is a perfect complement to relaxation Jon, but I recommend you give Strongbow Cloudy Apple a Whirl......

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/09/2018 16:44:12

jrman18/09/2018 17:05:02
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Thatchers Haze is good as well.crook

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