Allan - I had a similar problem (intermittent flooding) with a HiPo Mustang
running its original (and rebuilt) Holley 4Bbl. Turned out to be a float
that was fuel soaking and sinking. If you didn't drive it for several weeks
it would "unsoak". When driven, after a while it would soak and flood. A
"new" float (actually a used one) fixed the problem.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Allan Ballard
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 7:16 PM
To: michael king
Subject: [Tigers] "POS" carb
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
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
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 POS