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Re: Low on power

To: Kendel McCarley <>
Subject: Re: Low on power
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 09:35:51 -0500
  If it reeks of gas when running, it's obviously flooding.  That smoke 
you thought was blue, could have been black.  The fact that the problem 
came and went doesn't indicate major internal engine problems.  It could 
be just a dirty float valve.



Kendel McCarley wrote:
> By accident, I acquired a '72 Midget last week (I swear, it just 
> followed me home).  Tonight, I had it out for the first time, running a 
> few errands and getting about five miles from home.  On the way back, I 
> lost power and wasn't able to get over 40 mph.  At a stop light it died. 
>  When I started it back up as the light turned green, I returned to full 
> power for a while until turning left and I went down again.  Lots of 
> blue smoke on starting it back up.
> It reeks of gas when driving along.  I'm just running the gas that came 
> in the tank when I bought the car.

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