I Coastered, did the ear shave- without rejetting, changed the coolant and did a major clean up of rust on the frame, painted it- (as well as the battery box) remounted the stator, cleaned all my nuts and bolts, and electrical, used clear nail polish, sanded and primed the tins, I also had a snapped header stud, I had to remove the front exhaust manifold and heat it with an acetylene torch to get it out, and replace it.
Coastered, Ear Shave, New 50/50 Coolant, Exhaust (sounds as if its leaking?) Slaping sound?
It started great! It started to get warm so.I turned it off to adjust something feeling great, confident. Exited to check the air pressure in the tires.
Excited about riding, I flooded it starting it... battery started to get weak, (all the electrical testing)
Attached the charger, turned off thefuel- let it warm up. Now with all the cleaning products degreasers rust beakers lubricants, new paint, I expected it to smoke. and it did but not much, I found a loose coolant hose under the radiator. There was how ever smoke pouring up off the now tight exhaust, I.let it get warmer listening to the 'slap' that was there before everything, (which I thought was the open exhaust).
So its still there, slapping as it idles 1100 rpm (fuel on) warming up hose tightened, still smoking rev it a few times can hear the carbs behind the K&N filters, check the temp, not even half, fan comes on then she stalls.
I'm terrified, my old man has been behind myback this whole time givingme horor stories of ruined engines. I've put a lot of time and love into this thing, maybe I'm just over reacting.
I'll check all the hoses avalon tomorrow. What might have caused it to stall?
I may need to adjust the carburators, I assume the Clymer manual will give a run down on rich and lean mixes, but the stalling- if there was another leak running onto the header flange, would it have shut down because of coolant pressure?