I've known guys to splice hard core wire to fiber before..Daves advice..new hard core plug wire....Dave is familiar with Kirks" system,I am not....good luckGary this is all good stuff. Yes, it does smoke at first and then runs fine. I don't know if I have a condenser, it's electronic [point saver] type system? David Kirk system? Anyway, you make good sense when you state that I should check the electrical system. Probably start with the ground and work from there. There is a splice on the plug wire?????? Thanks for all the help!
I was taught an engine needs air-fuel and spark.I think you are totally overthinking the problem.. It takes three things to make an engine run.. fuel,spark,and timing.. If you have fresh fuel, a good plug that works, and fires at the appropriate time it will run.. even with low compression these engines will run..
What if you have too little or too much fuel going into the engine in question????? You will needSpark and timing are not the same thing.. If the spark is too late it will do no good.. and an engine is nothing more than an air pump that is powered by fuel... these engines are very simple and they take very little to run..
Let's turn the the high-low speed air-fuel screws in or out so the engine doesn't run right. Fuel won't come out of the fuel bowl vent if float is set right.You will have fuel run out of the fuel bowl vent before you have that much run into the engine..
Hole in float goes under the heading of having the carb adjusted correctly.Tony, that is exactly right... If it fires with the valve open nothing is going to happen...Also dale you say nothing will come out of the fuel vent if the carb is adjusted properly.. There will if the float has a hole in it or if the needle valve is not seating.. Also the carb sets lower than the intake so fuel is not going to run into the cylinder ..