That could make sense. If the float was stuck open the pressure in the
line could flood the carb even with the car parked.
In a message dated 7/16/2010 10:06:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Do you think, maybe, that it is the SU fuel pump causing your symptoms?
If the ignition were cutting out, my father's solution to everything
electrical was "it must be a loose wire"
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Allan Ballard wrote:
> I m sorting my stock MK1a Tiger, trying to get it back on the streets
> 3 decades of storage in a barn.
> Current focus is on carburation.
> It has a remanufactured Holly to replace a worn-out Motorcraft 2-bbl.
> Recently it was running pretty good but after I parked it to eat supper
> restaurant recently, upon return to the car it would not start. It
> looked flooded; I looked down the throat and saw aboutS a half inch of
> gas in the
> bottom of the carb.
> Subsequently shop guys replaced the choke spring mechanism, pronounced
> carb to be cured but 6 miles later in Atlanta traffic it
> died with the same symptoms. It acted as it was out of gas then died and
> would not re-start.
> I pushed it to the side of the road, popped the hood and looked down the
> carb--another a pool of bubbly gas down there
> and no way it would start.
> About 90 minutes later the tow truck arrived and the Sunbeam ranked so I
> it onto the flatbed truck.
> Does this make any sense to any one?
> Is there any way the coil could overheat and cause this--or do I have a