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  • John Jones
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    Cole don’t you have a 1914 with a stock carb??  I feel like we trued that a few times but never could get it to run “Right”..  Put a set of 40’s and an a1 on that rig…. It will be like a new bus!!!!!!!  😎

    Speaking of which. Bubba… We have an A1 on the floor here for you!!!!!!  bay winder stuff…

    ColeB
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    I believe so JJ…

    should I do that, or just run this as is and save cash to build myself a fully new motor this summer….? Just so I know the motor in and out

    Pete
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    A stock single carb on a 1914 seems like a recipe for the engine to be starved for air/fuel.  Sounds like the jet sizes have been increased, but you’re still limited on how much air can be delivered to each cylinder.  I don’t know a helluva lot about carbs but one possibility is you’re running so rich that detonation is being completed in the exhaust cycle.  Does your current setup require a lot of timing advance to get the engine to run decent, like over 32* total?  I suppose the one risk you have of the current setup is that it runs hot and you risk cooking it like Franz suggested.

    ColeB
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    Been running at 30 max advance. Seems to have good power, but I don’t know any different for this motor. Seems to be happy at that advance, just backfires a bit. Spits some flames too… I look cool at least 😎 but it is a bit concerning. That definitely could be it pete

    Franz
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    $500 for the dual empi hpmx 40 carb kit. That engine would run like a song.

    Maybe get another el-cheapo empi single quiet pack exhaust while we’re at it.

    Want me to get some stuff in? I’m ordering empi today.

     

    You could do a compression test…but I think it’ll read good. It sounded like it was running crispy.

    ColeB
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    Alright, I’m down. An exhaust like this one? Sounds good to me.

     

    It does run great. Only backfires when I come hard off of a higher rpm… would be cool to see what dual carbs and a solid exhaust would do. The exhaust on it now looks pretty solid… but I guess it is pretty rusty haha EC72B762-A914-4B4F-B28C-9A4598F96D91

    John Jones
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    A1..  A1…. A1…  😎  anything else is a compromise… Vintage speed is good also….

    ColeB
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    I guess I could get an A1/vintage speed it will work for more than just this engine

    Willy
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    I don’t think you have to relieve/dent the vintage speed exhaust like you do with the A1 because of the bigger tires. Just food for thought

    Rustabus
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    X2 Will and I are pretty much exhaust Masters!!!! 😉

    ColeB
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    True!

     

    Thanks for ordering that shit up Franz!

    ColeB
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    My points have been all whack since I’ve been back. So I got to thinking and I noticed quite a lot of play in my distributor shaft as well as play in the whole distributor in the case… the clamp nut that holds the distributor down was tight and still had lots of movement. maybe the issue? I bet with all that play I could never really adjust the points well.

     

    so I grabbed a new 009 and clamp yesterday. Seems to be tight now. Hopefully that helps. Franz, how do you mess with the weights to get that higher advance at idle?

    Franz
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    Yep, that could be an issue.

    Look through the slot in the point mounting plate while spinning the engine. You can see two ~3/16″ metal tabs sticking strait up 180 degrees apart. Bend them in to limit the travel of the centrifugal weights.

    emilee
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    0EB2D6A1-0B27-43F7-99BD-FE15C980FBA098F2149F-B35D-4D1C-8C5F-03A2834FF244E75E7EA2-1177-458F-AFDE-6D1D51355F9FDespite the snow, we had to take a bus!! Off to the swell!

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    I like that ash tray set up. Did you just cut the bottom out, and make a little mounting panel for the outlets?

    Willy
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    Looks like a fun trip!

    ColeB
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    I like that ash tray set up. Did you just cut the bottom out, and make a little mounting panel for the outlets?

    I got that thing from o’reilley. Screwed one hole in the bottom just big enough for the two wires coming out of it and then I just shot one screw through the side and into the plastic to keep it in place, works awesome! I can still close the ash tray as well.

    ColeB
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    Man! What a fun and interesting trip! Lots of good climbing and fun times in the bus. We started and did Saturday in the San Rafael Swell in the buckhorn wash/Mexican mountain road. Lots of water through there right now and we had some fun doing stream crossings. We climbed and the it started to snow… So we packed up Saturday afternoon and took off to Moab. Found some aweosme camping and some awesome weather! We climbed again Sunday and hit the road back home around 730. My bus was running great. We made one stop in Wellington to fill up and my bus wouldn’t start again… I swapped a condenser. Nothing. Swapped points. Nothing. Swapped distributors. Nothing. I had 2 sets of points and 3 condensors with me, I went through and tried to make every combination possible and nothing worked. I messaged shanti, but he was asleep already. So I gave up at about 1230 thinking it was maybe A weak coil or something… I wasn’t getting any spark through the distributor. So Emilee and I pushed the bus over into the corner at the truck stop and spent the night. Shanti came by this morning around 630 with another coil and that didn’t work. So we towed it over to his house and I swapped the plugs(mine came out pretty fouled) still nothing… so he stared trying to do the same swaps I was doing trying a bunch of different combination and still nothing. Then He grabbed a crusty ass distributor of his and dropped it in and it fired right up! Super weird. We put the condenser off of that crusty distributor on my new distributor and it started again! So I thought that all the condensers I had been trying were bad, but out of curiosity we swapped one of my condensers we thought was bad back onto his crusty distributor and it fired up again… so I really don’t know what the issue was. I can only think maybe the points and condenser weren’t happy with each other or something? I don’t know. Weird stuff. Any ideas?</p>
    Fun weekend. We love this bus!

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    mtnbus
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    looks like good times Cole !

    Hope all is good with the bus

    Rustabus
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    Awesome C&E!!!! Gotta use these Rigs, it’s WAAAAAAY more fun than just lookin at em!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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