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Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144000 07/17/08 8:29 pm
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Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144001 07/17/08 10:22 pm
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..Well,I jumped on the chokes having missed the notification they had been collared,photo'd and fingerprinted already..Hmmm..Back to"gangs leader still at Large"..The Rich Girl Pilot..?..The"Fat Man"#50 enrichener is looking Guilty,too..But..Hmmm..Mr.Tooth Cant just go"plug Em"in the street vigilante style..so..for a Breather and Lateral thought..yes..on the note about those Big pipes which will need some form of induced"back pressure"..?..You want the Naked Two Cannon look and performance which will have you selecting inserts soon..no can openers please..the smooth 1 1\2"X 6"[1 3\4 flares for fit]..or,as I bodge with..the thumb screws at angle to flow[2" in from ends]..?...to be Cont.\...?..Chapter 13 is where the Bad guy finally gets caught,right..?..the rest will be easy..hang in there Mr.Tooth!!..

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plug gauges applied

current needle jets are .105 (snug...actually i felt a tiny tiny bit of friction..normal?)

next?

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144003 07/17/08 10:37 pm
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A pair of 105" drilled to .038" cross hole and choke jet plugs in UPS


Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144004 07/17/08 10:53 pm
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Please confirm if the contact ring you see on the plunger is on the edge of the larger brass nose and that the viton pads are pristine, thanks Rick

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144005 07/17/08 11:42 pm
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john:
understood..thank you!!

highway:
viton pads/tips = pristine (only contact ring)

plunger = i assume you mean enricher plunger? old vs. new??
(sorry..i am unclear) my guess is that you are referring to the rubber at the bottom of each plunger and whether or no they make contact or attach to the plunger body..if this is so..the answer is yes (old or new)

regarding the old..its not torn or torn away from the edge of the plunger

top hats: bell mouth off (too easy) in lower center there is ....what i assume to be ...the top hat (or where the top hat should be) how does it come out?? or is this not the top hat or is it out?? see link

http://i35.tinypic.com/xyfjl.jpg

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Ok, air jets is in place! If you take it out things run leaner.


Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144007 07/18/08 12:01 am
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What I thought I saw, or didn't see, was no contact of the viton pad on the seat (pristine) and that the larger brass nose may have bottomed out first.... Communication- the weak link Johns' plugs will tell ...... This turkey isn't going 6 pages

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There is a contact ring on the viton pad.

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QUOTE FROM PREVIOUS OWNER runs excellent "NEEDS ONLY OIL CHANGE AND PLUGS"...DO YOU STILL HAVE HIS ADDRESS?????I bet he's a divorce lawyer.....

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144010 07/18/08 1:59 am
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........and your wife, his girlfriend duped you into marrying her to aquire your wealth, but they needed grounds????.....a Triumph motorcycle....At first she acts jealous, then annoyed, sometimes openingly hostile at the attention you give this Triumph...AND ...the britbike forum...IT"S AN ACT!!...They have their grounds!!!Right now he is in your garage messing with you wiring!!!! they are both in on it .,

WAKE UP MAN!

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144011 07/18/08 3:42 pm
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no..he is just a weak lil man with a number inadequacies.

i think i have a picture of him and the bike.

we should start a new thread..."world's worst former owners" and post pictures

back to work! ; ))

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am i replacing the choke/starter jet with smaller size or should i i wait for the .038/.105 and choke jet plugs

awaiting my marching orders

mr. t

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144013 07/19/08 9:53 pm
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I'd put the #25 in the enricheners and the #15 in the pilot. Pull the air correction jets (top hats). You have the 3.5 slides in place? This is about as lean as you can get it on the bottom.

Do this if no one has a different idea.

Tom Graham

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"This is about as lean as you can get it on the bottom."

Tom, you can also vary the opening of the dross drilled hole in the needle jet. Mr T. should have a .105" needle jet with the .035" cross drilled hole opened to .038" in hand on Monday.


Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144015 07/20/08 10:58 am
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but once again the turd as thrown another curve ball!!!!

i have been working withe the left carb ,,,and not dug into the right..the plan being do one and then the other

saturday i spent my morning cleaning plugs and decided to break down the right carb,,remove top hat etc

long story short...comparing the right to the left...the hole in the seat looks slightly larger than the left and there appears to be scoring around the needle hole....i need to test

i guess it doesn't really matter as long as the needle is seating...right?

shoot me now

(update)

ok now i am getting confused...i triple checked the float levels using the upside down method...to test the needles to make sure they are seating correctly...i connected a couple test hoses and filled with water...

the water goes in the floats rise...the needles seat...no more water gets into the bowl...yippee

however...the float rises to .25" below the top edge of the bowl vs. .080" with the upside down method

which is correct?? i thought i had this ....mother ugh!!!!

(update)

tab method and fill method yield the same results

going to lower seat

(update)

ok...float level is as good as i am going to get it....i have set (heated, tapped)..tested...tested again..again..again..again..fill and tab method...

i have simulated a gravity feed with a funnel..held the damn thing...level..broke out the caliper...and its as good as i am going to get it

now unless some one tells me that the upside down method is somehow superior to to the fill tab method...then i am done setting float levels until the next bike

both needles appear to seat correctly and stop water/fuel flow...still concerend about the scaring around the needle hole..of course now made worse from heating at tapping/drift

but i have done the best i can...my only option is to send them to mr. john and let him fix them..

what a way to spend a sunday in the land of OCD

as i said at the beginning...shoot me now!!

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144016 07/20/08 6:33 pm
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Tooth, I know you call it a turd,but you are working on a carb not a toilet so use gas not water. also the tab method is the most reliable as you can see what you are doing. Jack

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tested with both water and gas

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144018 07/20/08 10:26 pm
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the cold start/enricher pilot of the right carb will not come out.

the head is trashed but was able to get screw driver on it and get it to turn but it will not come out (i even enlsited the help of the wife..who turned it for good twenty minutes...no comment ; ))

guessing...the threads are stripped

i applied heat...and gave it few good taps but its not going any where : (

the left starter/enricher pilot has been removed and not replaced (i am debating whether to plug with mr. johns upcoming arrival or do the #25's as tom suggested)

my guess is if the #50 pilot are a source of my woes....then there must be a way to plug that 50 and run with only one fully functional enricher...who needs two

right? wrong? indifferent? tap it/drill it out? leave it? replace the bowl? any suggestions (other than push the turd off the roof)

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144019 07/21/08 12:44 pm
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What number is the carb? I think I have a spare body I will send you to try. We're too involved to let this go unresolved. Send me an email.


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no body..bowl
starter enricher pilot in wall of bowl

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OK - yes I am sure I have a bowl. e-mail the address and I'll send it out tomorrow morning. Are you going to owe me a beer or what?
beerchug


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many many beer

Re: 1979 T140E - Amal MKII - Plug Fouling TURD #144023 07/23/08 12:43 am
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mr. john sent me looking for a connector between the rita and timing wires ..he explained that there should be a power connector at or near the rita (yep) and seperate connector for the wires going to the timing cover...this connector should be located under the tank...

this is what i found...well hidden under layers of tape

gee do ya think..this may cause a issue

http://i33.tinypic.com/501k6a.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/2hd74m1.jpg

i also decided to dig out the neutral wires from the main loom

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YIKES! eek I've stuck all along on the culprit being ignition related. I may still be wrong but I seriously think it is the bases for the fouling. The plug needs to be provided with the proper energy to clean itself during all phases of operation. The EI systems are great "if" all is up to snuff with wireing etc. I think RF just stated this on another thread.


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