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Got some good feedback about the electrical gremlins and that all seems fine now. New problem is, there is a big fat spark (checked about 5 times) the timing is set up correctly , when at TDC, the punched marks on the cam sprockets are level with the head, the second punch mark on each cam sprocket is visible to the top of the sprocket. ( counted 14 pins between top marks on the cam sprockets). Kicked it over, bit of a backfire and loads of petrol pouring out of the carb overflow. checked timing again - all okay, spark okay too. second try, same thing, lots of petrol out of the carb overflow. Is the timing set up correctly? what may be causing the flooding issue?

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Your float needle is either sticking (due to corrosion in the float needle cavity; polish it away) or your float needle tip or seat need replacing

 

Usually it is just corrosion from not treating your fuel....

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