If you have seen the other pictures of the Puch that(i hope) i will be restoring you would have noticed the state of the engine .So before the restoration starts i thought i would strip down the original engine to see what state its in.Also if anybody wants to take their 175 apart the picture’s and captions should be helpful.The little Puch engine is well engineered and does need some specialist tools to strip it down! fortunately when i restored my first 175 i had a friend who made me the tools i needed !do not try to do the job without out these tools.
ATTENTION! Just had a bad experiance dealing with a guy called blake handibode or david blau from New Jersey I sent $200 for motorcycle parts which he hasn’t got so beware when you advertise for parts! this guy is a con artist!!!
Next pictures show the splitting of the crankcase halves, starting with the right hand side first using a tool (which is used for splitting NSU engine crankcases) being adapted for use on the Puch.
My detective work on the probably cause of why the engine was without a barrel was correct! 100% sure it was a piston problem because when cleaning the crankshaft and bigend( which you can see 2 pictures up) a large lump of piston shirt came out on the work bench.The above article has satisfied my curiosity about the history of the engine failure, but what will happen to it, is uncertain ! maybe if i find a barrel and head and carbs !!! who knows!!
The next couple of photo’s are from stripping down my substitute engine