It won't run at all.
Yes, I am familiar with 4 stroke performance cams and a "loping" idle
I have changed distributors.
I have messed with timing.
I have messed with carburation (richer and leaner jet adjustment )
I still get backfiring through carb (front) and I have always had lousy power.
This is butt dyne. I previously had a dead stock 948 and then I added a
Judson. This has less "umph" than either of those.
I have not changed carbs nor have I removed and rebuilt but that's an option
and maybe my next thing to do as previously I had planned on gaining access to
the gears and chain to verify proper timing.
Yes, I have rebuilt SU Carbs before. Yes I can sync multiple carbs (The
E-Type has 3!). NO, I don't use a Unisyn but a really neat older unit whose
manufacturer escapes me at present. No, I don't have any other needles..
well.. that's not strictly true, I have about 4 but as all of the needles have
the same diameter at idle it doesn't much matter.
I'll try that this weekend or sooner if it stays cool.
I know that this sounds like I'm pissed and I am, mostly at myself as I hate
not being able to diagnose a problem on so simple a car.
On Jul 15, 2014, at 1:03 PM, "firstname.lastname@example.org [bugeye]"
> One cylinder @ 185 isn't going to make a difference you can feel on the
road. It "could" have a broken ring in that cylinder, but I'll bet not. In
fact I'll wager you find nothing obvious if you tear it down.
> I think your lack of power is something external - carburetion, ignition.
> Or are you just expecting too much? Can you get it on a dyno to adjust
carbs and ign? I'd expect a medium hot 1380 to make maybe 75-80 HP at the
rear wheels. 100-110 HP for a balls-out race engine.