I need some opinions and free advice;-)
I filled the Tiger with gas, drove it home 100 miles in a rain storm. It ran
fine. I went to start it about 5 days later...it started right up, but ran
rough with no power. I could only get it under way by really slipping the
clutch. I figured it was the same problem that I had last year...bad gas or
water had somehow gotten into the gas during the rainy drive. I hooked up a
portable tank with fresh gas and no better at all. The symptoms had been
almost exactly as the bad gas situation down to the back fire if the car was
and let off suddenly.
I checked the gas supply into the carb., checked the dwell and timing. I
then proceeded to remove and ground one plug wire at at a time (at the
distributor). The RPM never changed with any plug wire off. When the final
replaced I noticed that the car had smoothed out. I drove it for 20 miles and
it was perfect.
So, anyone have an idea of what is going on? Up here in the north country
when a car won't start or runs rough in cold or wet weather we always replace
the distributor cap first. Some people with hard starting cars brought them
into the house on cold nights:-) Could I have a very fine crack or defective
that would give me these symptoms?
Now I wonder if last year's problem was not gas at all,but this same thing.
Although last year is smoothed out immediately when served with fresh gas from
a portable tank.
Thanks for the suggestions that I know I will get.