New to the forum. Have read a lot. See a lot of experience here. I have a number of questions. My 1960 MK9 idles rough and is lacking power. Left exhaust pipe is inconsistent, right pipe smooth.
- Compression 1-6= 90,138,105,115,130,140. Should I have valves ground?
- clearances 1-6 intake, exhaust = .006, .015; .004, .008; .005, .011; no clearance, .004; .002, .007; .004, .008 I will adjust clearances, but are they out so much as to effect running?
- Ignition. I have original looking wires, cap, and points, rotor, coil and Champion N5C plugs. I set the point gap and timing. I am thinking of replacing parts for reliability, such as Pertronix ignition, new cap, coil, wires and plugs. I read a way-too-long post of advantages. I want reliability and eliminate potential problems. I still have positive ground. Recommendations?
- HD6 Carbs. I put in a Facet Cube FEP42SV electronic fuel pump with filter because the old pumps crapped out. The PO put in a fuel cell due to rusty tanks. I put in new fuel, replaced the filter and cleaned screens, blew out carb jet and float valve. Set float level and adjusted jet housing even with the bridge. Checked butterfly sync, and equal intake flow. Started the motor and adjusted by tach and sound according to SU, Jaguar, and Kenneth Ball . Still poor idle and inconsistent flow from left tail pipe. What am I missing?.
The motor has 49,000 miles on it. At 46K, the cylinders were honed, new oversize pistons put in and new gaskets and seals. I believe the engine can run as intended with the right care. I want her to run down the highway at 70-75 MPH. How can I get that to happen?