Hey all, this is my first post here!
I've had my 1980 Honda Express for a few years now, and it has been running off and on mostly because of long winters and not much time.
Now I'm serious about getting it going though, and it just won't fire! Heres what I've done:
SPARK: It has spark, looks good and blue. New spark plug. There is 5000 ohms resistance at the plug cap. I have filed the points and charged the battery, doesn't seem to help.
COMPRESSION: It is a wind-up starter, so I think it cranks about 6-7 strokes per wind up and that brings me to 90psi pretty quick. About four more wind-ups(24 more strokes) brings me to 120psi, and it won't go much higher than that. Is that good/bad?
FUEL: I'm pre-mixing it for now instead of using the oil pump since the line is broken. There is definately fuel getting into the cylinder, after cranking it a bit and removing the spark plug, putting a torch up to it gives me some nice flames.
The thing that gets me above all this is it hasn't fired ONCE. And I've been fooling with it for a few hours each day for the past 3 days. I'm baffled and beginning to think there is a seperate universe inside my Honda's combustion chamber in which the laws of physics as we know it no longer apply... any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
PS- I don't see how the timing could be off since I'm sure I haven't messed with it ever, and it ran fine 2 years ago.