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#243419 - 03/16/09 11:08 pm Chirping in exhaust  
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1968 Lightning, new carbs, Boyer, recent rebuild bottom end. The left side has given me problems for a while. It won't idle and there is a popping and chirping from the left exhaust. The right side it fine. I try to start using only the left plug and it won't go. The right side alone is great. I thought air leak for popping, but can't find anything wrong. Any suggestions on where to look?
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Steve in Ohio



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#243464 - 03/17/09 2:27 am Re: Chirping in exhaust [Re: Steve in Ohio]  
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Check compression on cylinder.If substantially lower than the right,I'd look for either a burned or tight exhaust valve or perhaps a head gasket problem-ya gotta start somewhere.
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#243469 - 03/17/09 2:43 am Re: Chirping in exhaust [Re: blackfli]  
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I would first swap the HT leads at the spark plugs. If the problem stays on the same side, you've ruled out ignition. Then swap the carbs. If the problem stays on the same side, then you've ruled out the carbs, and you can turn your attention to the engine.


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#243473 - 03/17/09 2:52 am Re: Chirping in exhaust [Re: Mark Z]  
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I'm liking the way Mark Z is thinkin , simple logic will get you through ..

Just a thought , I once saw a beeza with a chirpin sound on one hole and it turned out to be a bad piston ring.

Like Mark , I would gp forth with a leakdown test .

FWIW-BONZO

#243486 - 03/17/09 5:38 am Re: Chirping in exhaust [Re: BONZO R.I.P.]  
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Steve,
Maybe we should put our heads together. All my chirping comes from the right side.
The first thing I found was that idiot former owner had mis-matched throttle slides.
Warm weather has returned. I shall try all Z's suggestions.


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