I would make sure the pistons (in the carbs) are not sticking in one
position. But I think the problem is most likely what Ed and Paul
mentioned - timing, distributer may be off 180 degrees or spark plug
order is off. BTDT.
A rare warm winter day today in Montana, high in the 50s (F) so I'm
driving my 72B for the first time in several weeks and giving the less
pristine BGT a rest.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Bob Howard
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: Setting carbs for first time
The rule-of-thumb is to turn the adjusting nuts on HS carbs to the top
(gently) then turn back down twelve flats. That should set the top of
the jet at or very close to top of the carburettor bridge. Engine will
start at that adjustment.
HIFs are more complicated, but if it is HIFs that you sent to Joe,
they are probably pretty close to correct, and I would check everything
else before messing with the carbs.
Is the linkage working both SUs together? Is the fuel flow
Vacuum hoses properly routed and not cracked?
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 21:28:50 EST MGMagnette@aol.com writes:
> I rebuilt the engine myself, and had the carbs done by Joe Curto.
> New vac advance too. Timed the engine with the starter spinning to
> something close to spec. But since the carbs are rebuilt, they are
far off I can't
> get the car to start. It will run very briefly, like for a second or
> backfire, and stall. I honestly don't know where to even begin.