I'm new to this site. I've just received my Vintage Speedster from Fresno California. What a beauty it is. The little bit it was out of the garage, neighbors and friends are all giving it the thumbs up. However, living in Arvada Colorado, I found out in a hurry the importance about proper jetting and setting up dual Kadrons on my 1915cc motor .
After only driving it off the trailer into the garage, and around the block a couple of times, my oil level was about an inch above the full mark and smelling of gas. This car already came with the Facet electric fuel pump, so I knew it wasn't a leaking diaphragm on the pump causing this problem.
I went the same route as 30West and got the 32 venturies, high altitude jet and high flow kit from Kaddie Shack. I also did noticed that the gaskets were paper thin and leaking all over. When I took of the driver side carb, the manifold was still wet from the gas. The Kadrons looked older than 9600k miles on it. I don't know if this was due to all the leaks. I did replace both throttle bodies too, thinking that was part of my problem. Nope, the new ones have the same amount of slop/play. Regardless I installed the new ones. After flushing the crankcase with new oil and initial adjustments on the carbs, it fired right up. It runs better than before, but I still need to do some tweaking.
In addition I found that my points weren't opening. So I got a new set because the old ones were pretty worn out. Looking at the cap, rotor, coil, and spark plugs are next. Probably going to do a compression test too, to insure I didn't do any damage to the cylinders with all that gas in the oil.
I'll keep you all posted as I stumble through this new adventure. Any advice on the do's and don'ts would be greatly appreciated.
I can't wait to get this thing running properly again.