I am new to this board and to Harleys in general, so I'll start with a little intro....
I have built numerous cars over the past 20 years and now own a '32 Ford sedan hot rod built i 1940's style, plus a '49 Cadillac Fastback (original but lowered)
I do most work in my garage and have a generally good understanding of most any kind of mechanics, making this a great hobby
My goal in life is to try not to die curious, leading me to get a bike license (at the age of 41..... go figure, haha!) and finding a freshly restored '42 WLC. I bought the bike from the widow of the man who built it.
I later found out that he was a renowned engine builder.
To the question at hand!
My bike was never started..... the builder died before getting to that so I had to do minor assembly work before I could start her up.
It started up pretty easy but seemed reluctant to take any kind of revs above 1/3 on the handle.
To make things clear, it has the original Linkert M88 carb, an Edbeyond2000 electronic module in the OEM distributor and I converted it to 12 volt with a new coil and G.E generator with an electronic regulator.
I have tried to ride the bike in 1st gear and opening the throttle..... it stalls and then I have tried to shut the choke a notch or two to force feed it, but no reaction.
I have taken the carb completely apart and found the venturi to have a loose fit, so in an effort to prevent a false air pass I put a layer of teflon tape around the venturi to make a tight seal in the carb bore, which it then had.
As mentioned above, I have no real knowlege in the how's and to's with these bikes as it is all new to me, so I would appreciate some oppinions in relation to my problems.
Thanks in advance, also for a good forum.
Copenhagen - Denmark