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Re: Intermittent power (not necessarily electric) problem

To: "Telewest \(PH\)" <>
Subject: Re: Intermittent power (not necessarily electric) problem
From: Tab Julius <>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:16:18 -0400
There are twin carbs with a choke.  Not sure if I tried the choke - I'll 
give that a shot next time - (should know in a couple of days! :)


At 05:02 AM 9/6/02, Telewest \(PH\) wrote:
>Next time it happens try pulling on the choke (if you have twin SUs with
>manual choke).  Mine used to do something like that (but less frequently)
>and pulling on the choke 'fixed' it.  Eventually I cleaned some gunk out of
>the float chambers and it stopped happening.
>Alternatively rig up a timing light where you can see it when driving, that
>should tell you if you are losing spark or not, and directing you to plugs
>and mixture.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tab Julius" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:37 AM
>Subject: Intermittent power (not necessarily electric) problem
> > My '78B has an enhanced (high-performance) engine with O/D that I run with
> > high-octane fuel.  93 octane is the best I get here short of going to the
> > airport.
> >
> > I have noticed, with at least a half-tank (the gauge isn't great, but it's
> > not that far off) that occasionally - like every couple of days, and I
> > drive it constantly - I'll be going along, and then I'll get a sudden loss
> > of power.  The tach seems to be okay - unchanged, not plummeting - but
> > like I have a fraction of the power I should have, ...

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