initial check out results a couple weeks ago. it's a Waukesha 4 cylinder of about 164 cu in. 1950's vintage
compression test 0 - 0 - 0 - 0. must have stuck valves. but all 4 cylinders? odd
black goo in choke, throttle plates gummed up, gas tank smells yummy - more black goo in the bottom.
removed carb, manifold, and tappet covers.
valves in proper place - nothing stuck
now i'm confused. black goo in intake manifold. crank engine and all four intake valves stay open - and then slowly return to their resting place. the goo is making them very sluggish.
sooo, cleaned gas tank, carb, intake manifold, and intake ports in engine (using brake cleaner sprayed in and fingered around). new filter, cleaned sediment bowl, filed points.
retest compression 100 to 110 all cylinders.
the wiring is junk so a clip lead 12 volts to the coil and a selonoid setup direct to the starter and......
she runs nicely!