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When good carbs go bad......


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It probably is, but it's puzzling, because I've checked the timing with 2 different lights now, and both were OK. It runs great, doesn't ping, but it has been getting lousy mileage lately, and there is a very strange, high pitched whine under the hood, only when the car warms up. I'm gonna start from scratch, with a valve adjust, check float level, and recheck timing AGAIN. What's really weird is that it's only been doing all this since installing a Pertronix.

Oh well, I'll get her figured out.

Al

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carb is too far retarded....

when i "start over" i always go step by step by the book just to be sure.

also might try tuning w/o the pertronix first, get it perfect, then put it back on so it doesn't mask any problems.

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Yeah, I realise that it would be a retarded timing issue, not advance, but my light tells me it's smack on. I set it as per factory manual. Advance plugged, at 2400rpm, and my little steel ball is nice and shiny. Oh well, I'll be getting into it tonight, or tomorrow. No biggie.

It's just bad timing(no pun intended), because my Rabbit puked it's water pump today(no jokes about REAL VW's being air cooled, either!).

Al

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u should have used a k&n type filter as foam filters can catch on fire. it sounds like your timing is a bit retarded as only back fire can spit out flames. rare on downdrafts but more common on side drafts especially in colder weather.

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Was it your firts try at starting that motor? It seems you have way too much advance. Maybe I am wrong, but it feels like it.

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Are you Still using breaker points? I melted a ramflow filter element when the points surprisingly quickly wore down to near zero gap. Reset the gap and checked frequently until I sprung for a pertronix.

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