Sounds like it is running too rich and needs to have the 'leak' when the
hose is removed to get a reasonable mixture. Have you tried setting it up
with the hose in place?
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: MG Digest <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 2:47 AM
Subject: Carb Needs Fresh Air
> Hi Guys:
> My '76B is starting great but seems to lose power, load up on fuel and
> wants to stall when I connect the breather hose from the front of the
> engine block to the back of the carb (z/s). When I disconnect the hose,
> it runs with good power and does not load up. Carb seems to need that
> fresh air through the air through that carb port. All emission stuff is
> removed )long time ago. I cleaned the charcoal canister and replaced
> charcoal. Hose from valve cover to canister is hooked up ok.
> Any ideas would be appreciated. You guys always come through!
> Dave Ciaccio