Asking for some input
After spending most of the winter rebuilding my engine I finally got to try to start it yesterday. All I get is backfire thru the exhaust. I found some excellent info on this forum. I know the battery was sitting all winter and was weak so I have it charging. I will try again today. I also did the earshave when I had engine out. I feel I am getting good pressure from exhaust while cranking . I dont know if that is a reliable indicator regarding timing?. I really believe I have the valve timing correct, but ... I think I will stop at the local Harbor Freight to get a compression guage to verify compression. I think it is getting gas. It was a long day so I only looked at one plug, appeared wet. I'll have to try this again. One more thing, if MCCT were not turned in enough would that affect timing in any way. I had them snug with no play in the chain but I dont think they were turned in as far as I had them last year before my rebuild. Any suggestions, pointers, would be greatly appreciated.