> - The indicator is a little skidish when activated.
You mean it slides around corners ?
> It seems to
> settle when I nudge the lever towards me. The control head has to come
> apart huh?
> - When "de-gearing" to a stop the idle seems to start choking and
> tries to die. Unless I "tweak" the idle it continues to try and die, it
> will need another press of the accelerator or two sometimes.
> Then the idle
> seems to come back ok. I have opened the distributor and there
> seems to be
> no noticeable play when I jiggle the shaft. What am I looking for next?
My first guess would be play in the carb shafts. Also check the operation
of the centrifugal ignition advance.
> - On the way home the first 20 minutes of the drive went really
> nice, temp right on 185degF. Then the engine started to sputter you could
> hear the air being sucked in when pressing the gas but the power still
> dropped. As the power dropped, I shift down to raise the rpm and try ride
> through it. No luck it ends up dying. Thinking of flooding once it is
> dead, I hold the pedal to open the carbs and let out the gas. She then
> starts and let me go a little further before doing it again.
What are you using for ignition ?
This actually sounds more like a fuel delivery problem to me, a clogged
filter or screen somewhere perhaps or crud getting in a float or fuel pump
Next time it start to sputter, take your foot off the gas for a few seconds,
then step back down. If it starts to run smooth, then starts sputtering
again, that's a good sign that you aren't getting enough fuel to the carbs.