Over lockdown I refurbed my head, did valve stem oil seals (which stopped it smoking), ground the valves back in, put it all back together. After some advice on here, as I wanted to keep it as original (and quiet) as poss, I kept the cast Cooper manifold, and used a Maniflow down pipe to connect to twinbox RC40. I kept the standard air filter and haven't touch the needle. Tappets are set to 12 thou. It has brand new plugs (the correct BPR6ES ones from Minispares) and I set the timing and it runs a bit lean.
Could it be worth changing the needle?
Edited by beardylondon, 21 July 2020 - 09:02 AM.