CapriFreak wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Peter-S wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Sorry if it's in the last couple of pages somewhere but what idle speed is the car set at. The video at the end seems to show about 600 which is pretty low
I'm not sure at the moment. I took it for a drive a couple of weeks ago and it was doing the cutting out thing. When I reached a Car park I adjusted the mixture and idle so it seemed to idle around 800 at a guess (it sounded about right, maybe a little low, I guess its off again now. I'll check the idle screw to see if it moves and dab it with tipex or something to check.
Heres a little random video I filmed of it post mixture/idle adjustment driving around then about 40mins after cooling down at home going back on the drive. This might sound really dumb but I'm still learning , the idle being low can't effect this timing moving around under the light could it?
I'm wondering if the idle screw needs to be futher in and the timing needs bring back down a bit now?
[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFbDhzu ... ro%26Rusty
Reading this last post, it seems you are getting a little lost.
In your head, separate the carburettor COMPLETELY from the timing!
If the timing is moving around randomly then get that sorted first.
Check all the things listed so far in this thread. Vacuum advance, mechanical advance, new points, properly set up, distributor tight, etc, etc.
Once you have the the timing screwed down tight and behaving, then you can go off to look at other stuff.
You may even find that cures it, but of course, with all the carburettor fiddling, you will probably need to get that set up properly now as well.
One thing at a time.