My first post as a member - I acquired a circa 1966 British Anzani Lawnrider from Clive (Many thanks Clive!) that I'm in the process of restoring/preserving. It's a wonderful machine and so far enjoying the project, though I seem to be buying new tools for each operation at the moment!
So my issue I wonder if anyone can advise on - the problematical engine. So far I have thoroughly cleaned everything, new spark plug, electronic ignition, new carb float needle, the part the needle goes into, new air filter, gaskets, fresh oil etc. I have had it running and it sounds fine but it's really reluctant to start. The carb (b10/1) seems to have a tendency to flood with fuel leaking out of the strange brass "breather" in the bottom section. I have the pilot screw adjusted as per the handbook two turns out from closed and holding the throttle open about 1/3. I have a good spark, timing is fine, valves all move etc and it does run. I'm assuming it's the carb that's the issue but at a loss what to look for or try next, any ideas?