> Hi all,
> Have a problem. '79 MGB with Zenith Carb starts and runs ok at idle
> with air filter removed. Once I put the filter in the canister, it dies a
> slow death with increasingly blacker smoke. No power; won't tach above
> 4000rpm. Put it in gear and let out the clutch SLOWLY, it just dies.
> Have rebuilt the carb, adjusted the float and the idle speed set
> screw all according to specs. Installed new Needle and Grose Jet. All seem
> OK. Have adjusted the mixture settings so much, I don't know where I am.
> Could it possibly be the water controlled choke?
> Do I need to "zero" all the mixture setting screws and start anew?
> Any assistance greatly appreciated.
I had this problem with my 80 MG , believe or not my problem was a dirty
air filter, I replaced it and everything was fine after rebuilting carbs
and replacing hoses. It was that simple for me, I was surprised ...Todd...