I think you have answered your own question. Spirited driving will use more
fuel and if there is a restriction somewhere it gets blocked. Rest, and the
blockage somewhat clears. Kind of odd but ? Anyway you need to check the fuel
filters. See if there is one back by the fuel tank. Follow the lines back to
front and see if there is an additional filter there somewhere. If you have SUs
someone on the list mentioned something about a filter/screen at the carbs too.
If these don't show something the fuel tank may have rust and crud in it
blocking the pickup tube. If you have that glass fuel bowl in the right front
corner it may need a new cork gasket for a better seal.
Hope that helps
Amy & Erik wrote:
> Thanks for the info As it turns out, at one time the pads did rub on the
> drum, but this time it was just the thin dust shield rubbing on the cooling
> fins. It left such a thin scrape mark, it wasn't easy to see. Guess I
> should have kept it simpler in looking for the problem.
> But a new problem has arised. Twice now after driving for a while or so,
> engine warmed up, 65 degrees out at night, my car just dies. Cruising along
> just fine then all of a sudden it gets real quiet. Coast to a stop an try
> to start with nothing. The pull the coil wire fron the distributor and it
> has good spark. After a few minutes think if I should wake up my wife for a
> tow home, try again and it starts. I have replaced coil, wires, cap, rotor
> and points in the past few months so I am assuming something fuel related.
> I also have gone on some longer drives in 90 deg heat with no problems.
> Granted my solo night drives are at a more "spirited" pace than those in the
> daytime with my understanding, but not enthusiastic wife. Where do I start?
> PS anybody want to trade a working 1970 2000 clock or any other gauges for a
> trio of Fairlady badges- or 2 1600 and one fairlady badge?
> Erik Smeby
> 2L 1600- midnight cruiser
> Badged as a 2000 by the PO and it is starting to bug me.
> Amy & Erik wrote:
> > Does anybody have a set of rear drum pads that they could measure the
> > for me?
> You are in luck, as I have not put the rear brakes back on my roadster yet.
> My rear brake shoes measure 1 9/16 inches wide.