Well I spent a long time on setting the timing , Engine on tdc , Rotor arm pointing in the right direction , marked the location on number 6 lead on the distributor , connect a test lamp to set the points , fittead cap , job done
Fit temp rad , top bottom hoses place 2 bolts In the pully to hold it on , not fitting fan at the moment , will wait for the other rad ,
Tighten up the fan belt , filled rad with just rain water , as it will be coming out in a few days fingers crossed .
Spent another 30 min or so making sure I had not missed anything lol
Had the Battery on charge all the time I was doing the jobs
Time to hit the start button !!!
Engine cranked over fine , but would not start , hmmm
Pulled a plug , it was dry , checked for a spark , nice big blue one !
Well you only need 2 things for a engine to work , fuel and a spark , as the plug was dry and I had a spark , I started to check the carbs , pulled a fuel feed off , fuel come out under pressure , so had fuel to the carb , there is no adjustment’s on the carbs only for the butterfly’s and choke stops , needles looked fine , all looked clean !
Checked the timing again , looked ok , hit the start button , once again just cranking , kind of trying to start but not quite there !
So undone the pinch bolt on the dis , and turned it a little , tried to start it again , did this a few times , and in the end the engine started , but was running uneven and had no throttle response ,
Took the cap off , and set engine at tdc , rota arm was pointing to number 2 more then number 6 !!
So walked away from it !!
After a cup of T and food , and a phone call to my dad , his thought was like mine , if you pulled a plug and it was dry fingers pointing to no fuel , then I told him , but it did start but ran uneven and no throttle response , we decided it was the timing , so we talked through it .
When I set the points , I turned the distributor in the same direction as the rotor arm turns , he told me no , turn it in the opposite direction !!
So once again I set the timing , this time when I set the points , with a test lamp , turned the dis clockwise till the light come on , dis was now in a completely different position !
Cap back on , hit the start button , Engine started first time , and revved , so turned it off .
Checked all the throttle linkage and butterfly’s , all ok and shut , then decided the engine was revving because of the fuel already in the cylinders .
Hit the start button again and it fired up first turn , running a bit uneven , tried this a few times , and it starts on the button , as the time was getting on , and being a Sunday I decided to call it a day
Today I will be starting it from cold , and hope to get it hot , so I can fine adjust everything , did buy my self a timing light so will give that a go !
It would have helped if the manual said turn distributor in the opposite way of travel , to set the points !