This is the same motor. I'm just not sure that I'd consider it a fire breather quite yet. Especially when you compare it to the likes of Teby's 1905 or Mr. Knuckles 5 speed beauty. Until I get er all dialed in, it's just a lil ole 1915...
Good point on the carbs. I actually re jetted them and installed new venturis. I went up to 30-40's. You are correct, stock they came with 28-40's.
As far as the RPMs go, when I got it running on Sunday it was running a bit rough as the timing was jumping a bit due to the aforementioned missing distributor drive gear spring. Even though I had yet to really synch the carbs, at about 2500 RPMs the motor really came alive. It was a kick to watch the tachometer zip up to the red line. It felt like it could still pull bit past 5500. It will be interesting to see how it runs once I get it all dialed in.
As far as I know, the heads are just run of the mill 40/35.5s. No port work has been done. It's good to know that the motor may not benefit from the added expense of the rockers. Maybe I can put that out of my mind, or at least put them off for a bit.
Teby and the rest of the Fresno gang - we should totally go in January. I'll need to check with Alexis, but that would be a blast. I hope to have the motor dialed in enough to drive it that far. If not, I can always bring the daily driver.
Thanks for tuning in...