I've seen threads about getting youth involved with this hobby. My sons (13 and 14) and I completed the restoration of our 16 touring this past spring.
Prior that, neither of them had any automotive experience.
Yesterday, I left to pick them up from school in the touring and was experiencing a loss of power - so much so, that I turned around and went back home for my Volvo.
The engine just would not come up to speed no matter what I did to the throttle, timer lever, or mixture.
Telling this to my 14 year old, he solved the issue in about 1 min.
Any guesses? You have all the info, I gave him.
Timer linkage disconnected?
Fuel valve not fully open?
Sediment bulb clogged?
There is hope for today's youth...
nope, not yet...keep guessing
I guess the other info he has, is knowing his dad is an absent minded professor.
do you have a weak battery and forgot to switch to magneto?
Plugged gas cap vent? Forgot to hoist the anchor?
GR nailed it
Michael, you have obviously done well training your kids. I had the same issue the other day. Whats worse is I had my buddy take me to a friends house to borrow his oversized BMW battery, haul it back to the T install it and drive it Back to my friends house. While she does not run "well" on mag, she will run on it. sigh....... I do have a solution for the future however. I bought a Stanley Jump Start pack that has a cig lighter 12V/5 amp output. Using the proper adaptor, the car seems to run well. I would not want to use it full time but in a pinch it should suffice nicely.