Hello, new member here and I just have hopefully a simple question. I have the chance to purchase a Viking 110 at a really reasonable price for what is included. I know this model has been dicontinued and some of the mandatory upgrades have been completed. I was wondering how hard it is to still get parts for the 110 if need be or if I should just wait and find a 130? This will be going in a Zenith 750.
"I think he just wants a lower the idle speed to test run the engine while waiting to install a propeller. "
"I have a viking HD gearbox which I like very much on a 1.8L honda engine running on a test stand that is about to migrate over to my RV6a. I have an extensive thread on VAF in the Alternative Engines section. Charlie"
"I ended up filing a notch in the throttle body casting where the throttle arm was hitting it. Worked like a charm. RPM was around 700 when I started it, adjusted the idle screw and put it at 1200 and it now stays pretty close to that after warming u…"
"Thanks for the compliment. Filing or cutting should work fine, but have you also looked at relocating the throttle lever? Hope you're able to improve on some of our ideas, and pass it on. "
"When I pull the throttle all the way back to idle the throttle linkage is already hitting the cast part of the throttle body that has been cut to make room for the linkage. I think I need to file or cut it back more so the cable can pull the linkage…"
"Without a propeller installed, we lowered our idle speed to between 850 and 1000 rpm by backing the idle screw all the way back. Our engine also speeds up as the temperature rises, but seemed to recall it remaining below 1200 with the idle screw ba…"
"I have started my 130 twice now. Last September just to get the oil flowing and lube evrything and tonight to get the air out of the coolant system and check for leaks. Both times, with the throttle at idle. It would start out at about 1700 rpm and…"