Ok, then it could be the Cam.
Before this last trip it was starting hard with a rough idle, it's been using a bit of oil but didn't backfire. I had the carb boiled out, did a compression test, was OK (#1=142psi, #2=127, #3=120.5, #4=135, #5=119 & #6=133), . I installed a new Distributor cap, Rotor & Spark plugs. The coil & plug wires were changed recently.
Starting was Ok & idle improved a bit. During this trip, about 60 miles from Long Beach, CA to Catalina Island & back, the backfire started, rough idle & hard starting returned.
Can you tell me how to verify it's the Cam before I pull the motor?
Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:31 PM