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Re: Can't get it started

Postby The vast minority » Tue May 17, 2016 8:06 am

austin wrote:Using a strobe is just so easy. Less faff than doing it static with a test light.

I concur

A test lamp,has the advantage of being present in anyone's tool kit if they have a bit of wire and a 12 volt bulb.

One has the choice
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Re: Can't get it started

Postby bmcecosse » Wed May 18, 2016 6:11 pm

A strobe is useless - what will you set it to ??? The Ign settings from 40/50 years ago are no use now with our modern fuels. Just twiddle the dizzy by hand to get the best idle - then road test to make sure it's not pinking. Ideally - you then advance until it DOES pink, and then you back it off very slightly so it's 'not quite' pinking. Assuming it still idles ok - that's your best setting. Wise to check the vacuum advance is working - suck the pipe and watch the baseplate move......

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