1950 Big 6 closer to smooth running.
It has been some time that I have been fiddling with the Big 6. With the help of a friend we have checked the tappets and also the compression as follows - -
1 = 120
2 = 115
So by these figures compression seems okay. I’ve put a new Bosch coil and new leads. Timing will probably be improved but seems pretty close.
With all the work I have put in I have achieved nothing other than minimising what the problem might be. It runs rough as guts and I am flat out being able to drive the car 10 yards.
I have a mechanic coming in a day or two from a local workshop who is a whizz on Carburettors. We have plenty of DS and ID carbi’s but the Big 6 carbi seems to be one of a kind.
If it is possible I would like to purchase a Big 6 carbi as a spare. The car has run very rough for some time and after working on the different components I figure that the problem is - - THE CARBI.
So anyway, this mechanic will come around to hear and see how it runs and we will probably then pull the carbi off. I think he will probably ask me if I have a spare so I thought I’d put it out there. Of course I would pay a fair price and wonder whether they come new from Europe ?
Also, I have replaced the plug leads and ends with the Marschale ones but only have three.
Again, if anyone has these I would be interested. Over the years we have used them up when working on ID’s to get them closer to original.
PS - - The black S-21465 front photo is not my car but it is too hard for me to edit it out.