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Re: weber problems

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Subject: Re: weber problems
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 17:41:09 -0700
"Why do you wanna [MG] when you gotta horse?"

-- Chico Marx


But seriously, folks, would I be correct in guessing that the Weber is a
two-barrel downdraft, with each barrel serving 2 cylinders? In that case it
seems pretty clear that you have a clogged jet. This is not all that
surprising -- when the fuel level gets low it tends to suck up more of the
crud at the bottom of the tank. I have no idea how you would go about
cleaning out your Weber (SUs, sure...), but I imagine it could be done. Then
you might want to replace the fuel filter.

on 9/24/02 5:28 PM, Don Toy at wrote:

> Oh great and powerful list, I seek your combined wisdom. I have a 1980 MGB
> with a Weber Downdraught (sp) and headers. It has been desmogged. Recently
> after running it close to empty (fuel), it developed a very bad miss. I
> checked the plugs and they were not fouled with carbon or oil. Pulling the
> leads with the engine running I have good fire at all four plugs. I noticed
> that when I pulled #3 and #4 the engine wanted to stall. Remarkably pulling
> the leads off plugs #1 and #2 made no difference in the idle. Obviously a fuel
> delivery problem, but what would keep fuel from 1 & 2 but not 3 & 4?
> Having 4 cars and 4 horses, I have little disposable income for a set of SU's
> so I would appreciate not having my ba**s broke about replacing the Weber. Its
> been very servicable up to this point. Thanks in advance.
> Don Toy
> "All great men are dead and I'm not feeling too well".-Marty Margherio
> 1954 MGTF
> 1980 MGB with a cough


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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