I'v spent many hours trying to get this jaguar engine to run on the bike carbs set-up but failed.
No matter what I do or try I just can't seem to make any progress
The engine will start and run but nothing like it should.
I'v now had a re-think on the whole system.
I modified a distributor from a BMW which turns the correct way and has a mechanical advance.
I have removed the bike carbs and replaced them with a home-made manifold set-up using a pair of CD175 carbs that I had lying around the workshop.
The engine now starts off the key and runs but much better!!
The engine will run reasonably well and will rev but only if the choke is 1/2 way out.
As I'v stripped checked and cleaned the carbs, I now think this is down to wrong jets as I think these CD175 cars where originally fitted to a 2lt Triumph engine.
It's not yet perfect but I now feel like I'm making progress in the right direction.