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Re: Dying Webber

To: Mike Lishego <>
Subject: Re: Dying Webber
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:07:00 -0800 (PST)
replace the water pump and make sure your timing is set right first. If this 
problem just came up when it got cold you might have a problem with the 
automatic choke. If it is a water controled choke you can adjust it by 
rotating the choke unit. Other things to check would be your ignition 
system. I was under the impression that your car ran fine except at idle 
which it what I geared my comments towards. If that's not the case, why do 
you think it is carb related

Chris Reichle
From: Mike Lishego
Cc: mgs
Subject: Re: Dying Webber
Date: Monday, December 15, 1997 7:15PM

> My '77 rdstr has a downdraft Weber.
> At a stop, it may idle straight down to zero and stall, or it may hang
> on to an idle for a short while before nose diving.
> I've fiddled with mixture, although not too expertly, and have the idle
> screw turned way up, to no avail.
> This phenomenon can be more pronounced when cold.
> I need help - anybody have any ideas??

OK, I tried to move my car today, and he ran like an ass.  I still don't
think my
weber is adjusted right.  The car had no balls to move, and I had to run the
revs up
high and ride the clutch in first to keep it from stalling.  I only had the
running for a few minutes, but the temperature was very hot...Of course, I
haven't put
in my new water pump yet.  However, could the carb be too lean?  Could it be
of the cold ambient temperature?  Once I fix the brakes, I'll be able to 
the car
a little better, but is there any advice until then?

Just a reminder: Dec. 22, IRC channel #MG, 7:30pm...
Michael S. Lishego
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Elementary Education Major,
English Minor, Class of 1999
R.A. of Winston-Salem Hall

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