Re: No high end power
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Set the valves cold. I remove the plugs so it turns easy. I set my 48 with the Crosley book settings and when it got warmed up it did not run well. So I went .001 more than it calls for and now it is fine. Good luck.
On Friday, September 28, 2018 4:50 PM, Clell <cballard@...> wrote:
Here is a last resort idea. We have a Hyster fork lift with a 4 cylinder Ford tractor engine. Like you, we tried everything to get it to run right, even disconnecting the exhaust manifold at the engine. Earlier experience with your problem indicated a restricted exhaust system. No solution. We talked to every forklift repair person within several hundred miles of our rural home. They recommended everything you did--we had already done that--some a couple of times. Finally one happened to mention that people came to him with almost new forklifts with that engine that didn't run correctly. He discovered that even almost new ones would not run until he converted them to electronic ignition. We sprang for the $100+ cost out of desperation. Started and ran perfectly and has continued to do so for 3 or 4 years. Neither he nor us know why but we aren't complaining.
On 9/28/2018 3:22 PM, crosleyshortsport wrote:
Ok guys, Been a good portion of the day trying to figure this out. Still have not found the problem. I tried a short fuel line directly off the fuel pump and into a bottle of fuel, still no high end power. I took the exhaust system off. Inspected the pipe from the manifold, and checked for any blockage. Installed the pipe without the muffler. Still no high end power. I really feel that my timing is dead on, as it starts with one touch, idles very well and revs at a standstill with no drag at all. I put another new condenser on just to be sure. I am pretty much out of ideas. Tomorrow afternoon I am going to pull the valve cover and check the valve clearances. Then I am going to pull a carb from another Crosley that I run all the time and install it on this engine. I am open to any ideas anyone may have.
On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 10:09 PM Todd Swangstu <bastardbus@...> wrote: