Background: Bought 90% finished '65 TR6SS nine years ago. Over next year or three completed it to a good working bike standard with lots of much appreciated help from this forum. Amongst other things, converted from 4CA points to 6CA and bought new stuff such as AMAL
389 carb. Anyway, got it it tested (UK MoT), brought it home to tidy up the odd detail. It ran well on four mile round trip to testing centre. Got distracted by other things and then came back to the bike some time later. Took it out, and after a couple of miles, bike cut out and took a lot of kicking with open throttle to get started. Eventually got home and found plugs were a very sooty black. Left bike.
Covid -19 comes along and thinks wouldn't it be great to get that Triumph running properly, so like the Prodigal Son here I am again!
What I've done so far is checked timing/points gap. They're fine. Moved needle down a notch in carb. Doesn't seem to make a difference. Banjo filter clean. Checked float level using a perspex float bowl cover. Fuel is 2mm over where blip in cover would be. Is this critical? Changed float and float needle to spares. Exactly the same. I noticed that when tickler is pressed down, fuel doesn't emerge from tickler, but drips from back (filter side) of carb. That seems wrong. I'm getting all the indications that bike is flooding. Bear in mind carb is new.
Does anybody have any ideas?