if you soaked the carbs in berrymans or similar carb cleaner it tends to wash all the moly lube off the felts which allows them to leak air. don't replace them but do reoil themCarb intake boots are new. Always use new o-rings on the jets and new plugs. Floats are and set properly, now. I'll check the timing with a strobe when I get back together. Would love to replace the felts but they didn't look to bad and don't remember if I had looked for some. No cleaning with wire.
I'll get it back together tonight and keep ya posted.