new MC2100: no idle
so I've picked up a MC2100 no smog unit from the ebay guy. it came in a nice box with seemingly everything I needed: awesome!
from the instructions and emails, I understood that it comes pre-tuned with what should be the right idle settings, so I avoided touching those screws for now.
I installed the carb, plugged everything that needs to be plugged (pulse air activator valves, moved PCV to a T on the manifold), did the nutter (dist to starter, etc).
Unfortunately, I still can't get the jeep to idle. I've blindly adjusted the dist timing, assuming that I can get it close enough to a running stage and then use the light to set the timing, but I can't get any idling.
I can get the jeep started by flooring the pedal though. it'll run, very unevenly, and as soon as I stop gassing, it dies.
I re-installed the carb, thinking maybe I have a leak in one of the seals (used RTV this time), but nothing. same problem.
so, I have some guesses based on theory, but I dont know how to check these things:
1. not enough fuel on idle? it does run when I floor itů the unevenness of that running might be due to misadjusted timing?
2. something is still leaking air. somewhere. it's not the carb seating though.
3. I have a manual choke now. I dont know if that would affect this. I've tried with it closed and opened, and halfway, and so on.
4. something else? there's a lot of left over cables from the carter systemů