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Old November 23rd, 2016, 01:44 PM   #261
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Default Re: Effigy's history

Off work this week and next, finally got my ass back out in the garage to work on the bug. been spending a lot of time on the kid's Z lately.. was nice to work on MY car for once..

So I know the distributor timing is waay off, but I can't see how far until I can get it running.. Have the battery on a trickle charger because it was all the way down to 11v from sitting for so long.. been letting it charge, trying to start, turning distributor a tiny bit, trying again, letting it charge, rinse repeat most of today..

Finally did what I should have done first and checked the carbs..

#2 mix screw was like 3 and a half turns out.. I stupidly wasn't counting as I turned it in because I didn't think it would be that bad.. #'s 1, 2 and 4 were about 2 and a half turns out.. reset them all to 2 full turns out.

Since they were so out of whack, I moved to the next logical step and pulled a jet stack...

started on the driver's side since that's the one that doesn't seem to be working.

Found this on #3:

I'm guessing the gummy shit is from stupid modern gas sitting for so long.. but it almost looked like dielectric grease..

On the #4 jet stack I found that it was clogged with more of that greasy shit and something that looks like pollen..

waiting for the battery to recharge again, might just let it trickle overnight and try again friday (supposed to rain tomorrow)

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