thxs for all your replies.
I'll be getting a new set of pump jets (ordered them before alfasixnut mentioned not to worry). Nevermind, they don't cost much anyway. Just about 25 USD for a set of 4 made to order by hand here.
Always good to have a spare set of jets anyway in case one gets totally clogged.
Will see if there is much driving difference between 33 and 45 sizes.
I tested out a vacuum gauge yesterday attached to the ports. Manual says open 1/2 a turn but with this setting the needle fluctuated. With just less than 1/4 of a turn the needle was stable at 10 Hg.
I'm thinking the air is leaking in through the vacuum ports screw thread when I turn it out.
Is it better to remove the vacuum port brass screw completely and attach the vacuum gauge directly to eliminate this possibility?
24 May 2010
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ah yes one more thing.
I couldn't move the flywheel to paint the timing marks clearly.
In 5th gear, jacked up the front wheel and tried turning it. wouldn't budge. put the car down, tried pushing it. Nothing.
I assume the engine has so much compression. (It does brake very well when changing down gears!)
It was rebuilt about 8000 kms ago.
Any suggestions on how to move the flywheel by hand to paint the timing marks?
Last edited by brit01; 16-06-10 at 11:43.