Waaaaay back that was one of the early things I've done because it sure seems
just exactly like a screwed up firing order but I keep asking and researching
and it seem alike I"m doing it right,
FO 1-3-4-2 , each plug wire has corresponding number of zip ties on it at
plug end and #1 is marked at distributor cap end
#1 is at front of car
Distributor rotor rotates counterclockwise as viewed from the right side of
#1 is at TDC when markers line up and both intake and exhaust valves are
closed (both rocker arms are not pressing on valves) (No it's not the dial
gauge way but it's close enough)
This is why it's driving me nuts!
.. I know that it's going to be something simple but I haven't found it yet.
On Jul 15, 2014, at 3:26 PM, "bmwwxman ." <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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