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To: "Gerard Chateauvieux" <pixelsmith@gerardsgarage.com>, "Bill Mantz" <bmantz@roanoke.infi.net>, "Spridgets" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 06:16:58 -0600
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y'all caused me to go out and start my Spridgets.... I have two of them in
the shop... and I want one of them OUT to work on my Race car... so I called
#2 son to come by and we are getting his round Arch Midget together to get
it out of my SHOP...  what a damn mess this car is.... Perfect Body Perfect
Drive train.... JUNK wiring .... and Personally I hate fixing wiring that is
easier to simply replace... Butt.... I want it gone... I want him driving
it.... enjoying the hobby... having fun.... and I want my shop space

Hmmm it was fun... ... starter was slow at first... but I did the classic
Ground the Engine well... and it picked up starter speed instantly....
cranked right up... and made me open the garage instantly.... forgot bout
that Marvel Oil I stuck in the cylinders when I did the wet compression
check.... lots of fun

You guys have a nice New Year.....

Keith Turk ( http://downtown.ala.net/~kturk/camaro3001.htm)

----- Original Message -----
From "Gerard Chateauvieux" <pixelsmith at gerardsgarage.com>
To: "Bill Mantz" <bmantz@roanoke.infi.net>; "Spridgets"
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: First start

> Bill,
> This sounds like the distributor drive gear is off a bit. With the No. 1
> piston at TDC on it's compression stroke, and the groove in the cranl
> pulley at the longest pointer. The slot in the drive gear should be in the
> 2:00- 8:00 O'clock position with the large offset on top. I had this same
> problem with an engine someone else put together. I corrected the problem
> by rotating the spark wires one position. You can also check this by
> where the rotor is in relation to the wire that goes to the number one
> spark plug. Maybe you only have the wires set up incorrectly.
> Gerard
> At 5:31 PM -0500 12/31/00, Bill Mantz wrote:
> >The 1275 Midget is finally back together. Started it for the first time
> >last night, ran it 20 minutes while breaking in the new 270n Kent cam. I
> >seem to have several small problems. Although I am positive I set the
> >timing correctly, it will only start when I rotate the distributer to
> >the left. At that point, it starts and runs, doesn't miss, but
> >occasionaaly backfires through the carbs. A short test run today proved
> >that the timing is definately off, backfiring, no power and pinging. It
> >will also run only with the choke fully on, although I did noting to the
> >carbs. If I start the engine, correct the timing using a light, and the
> >lower the rpm by decreasing the choke, it starts to backfire. I'm not
> >sure I have the vaccum advance hose connected correctly.  Any
> >suggestions?
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