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?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Ballard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Steve Laifman" <email@example.com>
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:
>> 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 Laifman
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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