Went out today and QT16 just started right up, what a suprise. Last time didn't wanna do a thing. Anyway, so it is running, but just wants to be fast. I turned idle down some, or can hold, but still pretty fast. If I turn idle adjust too low, just shuts down. Have to start with throttle at least half open. This engine more less is wide open till starts, then the gov pulls it back slower. SO, released the throttle cable some to see if more movement, not much diff. I have shot of the gov spring to the cable, tried diff holes, but think this outer one is the right one. There is an adjustment below that where the screw hits metal cover and think that must be for wide open adjust?? No diff in that movement. I do seem to have gas spitting from top holes in carb, so thinking float not adjusted correct, maybe too much gas all the time and that is the problem? I made a video on phone, first time to try, going to see it that downloads?? Not sure if same as picture, but will try it. Engine sounds funny in video, but think you can pick-up on the speed issue. I pan around to show some linkages and show the gas spitting.
One other item is on the points. I see sparks at times jump to the point mounting metal I think. Doesn't seem to miss or cut-out when happens, but is just random. I'm running w/out cover on them, and even when pass a driver down near to adjust carb, it seems to make them spark towards the case then?? I was wondering if I was going to get zapped or not adjusting carb. So far no gas has caught fire on points or the muffler right there, am I just being lucky?
Edited by glgrumpy, June 14, 2016 - 02:27 PM.