Thanks all again, I'm going to borrow a known good carb at the weekends and try that, I've got the vacuum hoses to block off and see what happens, both the servo and trans ones, I'm gonna do one at a time and see...
Mixture screws are at 1.75 turns out, still have fuel puking out and stinging eyes. And it won't rev.
Stock (new) mechanical pump.
Timing light is also going to be borrowed.
I had a sudden thought Guy, which way round do you have the feed and return fuel lines?
When you eventually sort it don't forget to change the oil, if it's been over-fuelling the sump is probably full of petrol. When I had similar problems with my old Impala the oil level had risen because of the amount fo fuel in there.
again just a thought have you checked the tappets aren't over tightened? if the valves are staying open even a few thou' it'll make your eyes stream with unburnt fuel from behind. been there myself.
Kev, feed and return are correct, return is from the top (brass fitting has tiny hole on carb side) feed is from bottom.
Neil, tappets were set back when I got it running originally, nothing has been changed since then, unless they need to be, although I think we set them cold as it was 'fresh'...
I have just been out and clamped off the two vacuum hoses one by one, and nothing happened, it was still pooling and stinging me eyes and wouldn't rev.
So I got pissed off with it, held throttle open and thought f. you, it bogged/popped/farted then revved cleanly???
Still borrowing the known good carb at the weekend, getting a new 12v non ballested coil and will try a few things, including timing.
Gary, I have a new filter and oil ready, not changing it until it's 100%
Ta all again.
Well, thanks for all the suggestions and ideas, I got a known good carb off Johnny Best (fastest 6 cylinder carb @ Pendine the other year!!) and it works as it should, I also borrowed a timing light and gave it some more timing, although that will have to be reset later in the week because I ordered an Accuspark electronic kit yesterday...!!!
Not driven it (too many cars on the drive) but might get a chance tomorrow if it's not raining.
But all seems good in da garage...!!!
:D :D :tup:
Good news Guy. I have an accuspark on mine.
Thats some good news at last Guy
Ta, AccuSpark is now in, battery on charge (again)...
Think I might need to move the dizzy though, when I timed it up on Saturday on of the clips for the cap is now hard up against the inlet manifold, meaning no more advance (should it need it with the AccuSpark), now this is where I know what to do, but want someone here to hold my hand...
Dizzy clamp bolt out, dizzy pulled up slowly watching which way the rotor turns, turn rotor the opposite way one notch (on the drive) then body back down???
I might have made meself sound stupid, but sometimes you need another person there to say STOP!!!
dont remove the dizzy guy, just turn the dizzy til the next post on the cap lines up where the previous one was (1/6th of a turn if that makes sense) and move all the leads round on the cap one position so they're back where they were. you'll end up with the leads where they were but the dizzy turned round 1/6 th of a turn. you'll now be able to get a little more advance.