Race it, Don't rice it!
Geranlly no, its possible the carb was rich to begin with but now, the exhaust is requiring a carb calibration change, but in general, it's going to be pretty small change.
Sorry, I don't have a scope but will try to get one.
I am still confused and would really appreciate any answers to these questions.
What is the smell of gas from?
Who knows. Use your nose.
Should the fuel tank have a vented or unvented fuel cap?
Vented if it's not vented somewhere else
Should the fuel pump return line be reconnected (why would anyone disconnect it)?
Depends....need more details.
Could no fuel regulator cause the oil in the chamber?
Could a very restricted air filter drag the oil vapour into the chamber?
And has the reduced back pressure also made it rich and a little worse?
possible...Not probable you would notice
(I noticed a trend here, where boy racers put on an oversized exhaust system on their
1.6 litre and then the back of their car is black, from black smoke out the pipes)
People are stupid
If I put on a regulator, do i need a return line from it too? (Or no as mechanical pump
Depends on the system. Need more details of how its plumbed. Most likely not
Thanks to all for your help!
take the kids with you and she can’t complain about nothing, or trade her in for another cool car.Ok that's useful tips, i will switch the distributor vac to carb and see if any difference.
And i fully intend to clean up engine bay, when/if i get it sorted.
The interior needs a few things doing also. Hard to get time with wife and 3 kids.
She's already busting my ass for spending more time on the car than the kids.
Ahh, we'll get there.
I have a Haynes manual, first thing i bought off Rock auto. But it seems very basic.
There is no test, not even a safety. If there was I wouldn't have bought it, as I would be worried it wouldn't pass.