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Re: Zero Idle

Subject: Re: Zero Idle
From: (Rick Morrison)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 16:55:25 EDT
 sounds like you did in fact clean out some "crud" from the needle/seat
 Most time, the offending piece of foreign matter is so small that you
can't see it, but by cleaning them anyway, you will ususally get the bit
of nastiness out.
 I've run into similar problems, and believe it or not, the most common
scenerio is shortly after changing a fuel filter, or working on the fuel
pump, or any other part of the fuel delivery system, somehow, someway a
piece of something gets to the carb and plays havoc, especially with my
 Good luck.
Rick Morrison
74 Midget
On Tue, 21 Apr 1998 14:39:31 EDT Wetmgs <> writes:
>     Sincere thanks to all who responded. I am seriously computer 
>or would thank each individual personally. [didn't save names] What 
>happened           is, I removed the float pans onto a clean white 
>rag, dumped
>gas onto rag and found no dirt. Removed floats and float needles, 
>floats were
>empty of gas and I could see no foreign material. I also removed the 
>needle assemblies, found no blockage or dirt. Started to reassemble 
>realized i've done this before and maybe I should have taken the carbs 
>off the
>manifold first! With a bright light shinning on a mirror below I could 
>well enough and eventually got my hands to move in the desired 
>direction. I
>found nothing but clean. By the way, the car has a clean fuel tank, 
>two new
>fuel filters and a new fuel pump. When I started the engine after this
>procedure it did run rough as if one or two plugs were fouled. After a 
>seconds of this and back fire out the carbs, I remembered to pull the 
>knob and wa-da-ya-no it runs great again. Turned idle down and did 
>errands around town and once again the problem is solved but I don't 
>know why.
>Another thought, I haven't done any constant 75-80 mph yet so maybe it 
>crop up again. I do a lot of 150 to 600 and 800 mile trips. I either 
>drive the
>74B the 66BGT or the 53 Magnette [with pinto 2300] and have always 
>where I wanted to be, although sometimes at a limp. The 2300's 
>ignition did fail 75 miles from home, in a friends driveway though. 
>Being a
>Ford product every parts store has them on hand and 26 dollars, with 
>shopping around, saved the day.                        
>Marc Derenzy
>Mini-Mag light and mirror-on-a-stick in the travel tool kit

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