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Re: Got Mag Back - Backfires

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05-11-2013 15:20:06

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Pull the plugs out and see if it fires #2 at the top of compression for that one. Just helps to double check.

I can"t remember, are your valves adjusted correct?

The old Ds do love to backfire. Especially with your Wico C mag, where they fire on the exhaust stroke. It should fire up and run just fine as is.


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05-11-2013 15:39:48

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 Re: Got Mag Back - Backfires in reply to Weirddeere, 05-11-2013 15:20:06  
Yeah, it is firing on #2 compression stroke. It wants to fire over, but just doesn't keep the momentum going. May not be getting enough fuel. It starts when I pull it (at least last time it did), but I don't have anyone here to help me by pulling me. So been wearing myself out by hand cranking it.

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05-11-2013 18:15:58

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 Re: Got Mag Back - Backfires in reply to txasylum, 05-11-2013 15:39:48  
If you've been fighting a lot, don't forget to take out the plugs and dry 'em and even replace.

Don't be afraid to richen up the idle and load needles on the carb a few clicks, maybe even half a turn or more.

Don't be afraid to chcke too.

I really sympathize with ya, I spent lots of time trying to start a cantankerous '28. Rebuilt carb and mag and figuring out the right settings helped a WHOLE lot.


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