I have a bone stock '29 RPU that I can't seem to get running right.
I have put in new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and coil.
Have triple checked the plug gag and point gap.
I've set the timing with a timing light after bringing up #1 piston to TDC and mounting a pointer to the front engine mount and making a mark on the lower pulley.
She'll start and idle and I can even get her to move down the road on a flat road or downhill. With the slightest incline, she can't get enough power to get out of her own way.
- Occasional backfire. Not overly loud or constant.
- While idling, I see a drip of gasoline out of the back of the carb (at the choke butterfly) about every 3 to 5 seconds.
- I have the Lean/Rich screw about 1/4 turn from all the way closed yet she still smells like it's running very, very rich. If I bottom out that extra quarter turn, she'll stumble and stall.
It sure seems like electrical to me, but I can't seem to find the source of the illness. Does anyone have suggestions on where to look and check next?