Last night I finally fired up the motor for my R4 after it had been sitting around for many years. Ran pretty sweetly too for the few minutes it was going but I couldn't run it too long as it didn't have a radiator or muffler. This was pretty good I thought as the carby had no more done to it than a clean out of remains of bugs that had made a home in there over the last 20 years.
Anyway, two questions. How is one supposed to do up no.2 spark plug without removing the distributor? I have two appropriately sized plug spanners (3/4 inch I think), neither of which will fit past the distributor.
Also, theres a vent on the top of the carby bowl (28IFE carby) that is open which allows fuel to leak out and dirt and crud to leak in. Is there supposed to be a cap of some sort over this? If not, had do you stop the crud from getting into the carby bowl as it will eventually.
(I doesn't show any caps in the workshop manual and my R4 parts manual doesn't even list the 28IFE carby for some reason).