I started the morning getting ready to do the valves. To do that you need to pull the valve covers and get the engine to top dead center on the #1 piston.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ed was definitely sick.
Well, I finally had some time to tune up the bug. I have neglected him for way to long and nothing was even close to being where it should of been. I have been putting off doing this because you have to adjust the valves and the points when the engine is cold. That prevented me from doing it after work because I drove it home and it would be warm. He started running so bad I had to do it today because he was definitely sick. He was running really bad when cold and got a little better when warm. I have all new spark plugs, wired, cap, rotor, and so I set out to adjust everything that needed it. That would include adjusting the valves, points, timing, and carburetor. I figured I would need to do the valves for sure but figured as I looked at the other stuff it would be on. Boy was I wrong.