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Re: fired once on ether.. This is odd

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Howard H.

01-17-2013 10:32:43
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If you are getting regular blue spark, then I think it must be in the fuel.

While turning it over, I used to short each plug with a screwdriver to make sure each plug was getting fire and getting it evenly... Or just pull the wire and stick a screwdriver in the end and let it short out to ground. Sometimes easier to see in low light.

I've seen a lot of weird "low-probability" things like stripped drive gear on a distributor, stripped rotor, etc, that let the rotor jerk around some - distributing some fire - but not that would let the engine run.

BUT, if it sounds smooth for those 4 seconds, I'm guessing all your electrical and mechanical is all good and you just need to figure out the fuel issue...

Could you post a pic of your regulator??

Howard

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R Wyler

01-17-2013 16:55:49
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 Re: fired once on ether.. This is odd in reply to Howard H., 01-17-2013 10:32:43  
I know that #1 and I think #6 are firing. I can check the others easier and faster with an extra hand there to crank it over. Today I set it to as close to 25 BTDC as I could without it being marked past 28 1/2 I guess it is. I turned the dist until #1 plug sparked. Here is a pics of the regulator installed.  photo dcp_4157.jpg

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