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Re: [Tigers] "POS" carb

To: "Allan Ballard" <allanballard@att.net>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] "POS" carb
From: "Buck Trippel" <BuckTrippel@Verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:13:09 -0700
Have you checked to see if
1)  your needle is "junked up" & sticking?
2)  your Float level's OK?
3)  your carb's float still floats?

Finally, is the fuel simply boiling in the bowl
and overflowing the vents into the bore?

good luck,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan Ballard" <allanballard@att.net>
To: "Steve Laifman" <slaifman@socal.rr.com>
Cc: <tigers@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Tigers] "POS" carb

> Fuel pump meaning pumping too much fuel?
> On Jul 16, 2010, at 9:30 PM, Steve Laifman wrote:
>> Allan,
>> 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"
>> <confused.gif>     (icon may be deleted by List Mail limitations)
>> Steve
>> Steve Laifman
>> Editor
>> http://TigersUnited.com
>> Allan Ballard wrote:
>>> I m sorting my stock  MK1a Tiger, trying to get it back on the streets
> after ~
>>> 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 
>>> at
> a
>>> 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
> bubbly
>>> gas in the
>>> bottom of the carb.
>>> Subsequently shop guys replaced the choke spring mechanism, pronounced 
>>> the
>>> 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
> drove
>>> 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
>>> carb?
>>> Allan
>>> ______________________________________________
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