recently rebuilt 1275 midget engine/wont start; backfires-checked timing gears front of engines seems to be correct. could the flywheel be in the wrong position

Asked by Jul 13, 2015 at 12:45 PM about the MG Midget

Question type: Maintenance & repair

1969 mg midget 1275. starting fluid  produces strong backfire.

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You say you have timing gears correct but is the distributor rotor pointing to the number one cylinder at TDC.

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no- the rotor is not pointing to # 1

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