Check the firing order. It's easy to get a plug wire or two wrong.....
On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> not being able to diagnose a problem on so simple a car.
> On Jul 15, 2014, at 1:03 PM, "email@example.com [bugeye]"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> 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.
> Donate: http://www.team.net/donate.html
> Suggested annual donation: $12.75
> Archive: http://www.team.net/archive
> Forums: http://www.team.net/forums
Sprite-Midget Club USA <http://www.Sprite-MidgetClub.org>
High Plains Youth Hockey <http://www.highplainsyouthhockey.org>
Dodge City Trail of Fame <http://www.DodgeCityTrailofFame.org>
Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology <http://www.EJSSM.org>
Dodge City 300 <http://www.DodgeCity300.org>
*"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they
look forward to the trip."*