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After all this time it RUNS, there is oil pressure so now I have to tune it, which brings me to my question, I normally balance carbs with a bit of hosepipe but I have noticed the Gunson balancing kit on fleabay, has anyone tried one of these or are you all using the German gauge?


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Peter, Yes, head can come off with rest left in situ. Getting exhaust manifold off is the worst bit. Need to release the exhaust downpipe pipe from the manifold, support engine with jack & bl

I simply cannot see the sense in taking the risk? 900 series engines have an enviable reputation BUT they are not tractor engines (forgive me Dunc but I used to follow a similar logic with an old


I always used a manometer from to balance them & a colortune to set the idle mixture worked perfectly every time. :thumbup:

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