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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Would that cause it to not fire up? Is there an easy way to do that? I tried getting feeler gauges in there but could not figure it out.


Originally Posted by tridentt150v View Post
Originally Posted by ekaplan1020 View Post
I recently rebuilt the top end of my 68 T120R. I am having trouble getting it started without almost passing out from exhaustion from kicking. It acts as if it wants to fire, it has spark at both plugs, but it just won't go. Anyone have any ideas on what could be preventing it from starting? The battery is fully charged, so I'm guessing it is a air/fuel mixture setting. I haven't messed with adjusting valves or timing and I do have compression. Any help appreciated.

I am assuming you reset the tappet clearances?
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