Chaps, My WD engine is noisy. I will adjusts the tappets but it did occur to me it may be timed incorrectly. The 'text' book says time to TDCand having examined the magneto it is firing exactly at TDC. Someone told me I should advance it a little in a manner similar to a Lister D. Unfortunately I don't know how to fiddle with the magneto to do this - can anyone advise please? Or should I leave it alone? I can't help but think something is wrong as every other Wolseley I come across is quieter than mine. Another thing that's happening is black smoke keeps coming out of the exhaust - I will clean the carb up and check the jet this week. Thanks, Ian.