Saturday, July 9, 2016
Taking a step back to see the forest after staring so long at the trees
This is the left side carburetor and it appears that the top gasket is leaking.
In this picture, there's a bit of fuel collected on the bottom of the bowl.
Upon closer inspection, I also found some of the linkage parts have considerable wear - additional things that contribute to poor running and inability to properly adjust for smooth operation.
I pulled one of the carburetors off of the engine for Ferris and those throttle shafts were loose as well...meaning that I'll be sending them out to be rebuilt. The pair that came off of Nigel will also get rebuilt but probably not for a while due to the cost/necessity factor.
They're photographed in order: 1, 2, 3, 4. 1 & 2 look okay, 3&4 look a bit dark. The gap on 3 was a bit on the short side.
I also bought a timing light/dwell meter with tach. Once I get the swapped parts all put back and dialed in, I'll try to get the timing figured out, then check the valves again.