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Re: Midget - Jumpy tach and no power

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Subject: Re: Midget - Jumpy tach and no power
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 19:03:39 -0700
on 7/3/05 4:22 PM, at wrote:

> I have a 73 Midget, no pollution   stuff, a very mild cam , electronic
> ignition, and a weber carb.   Ever since moving to CO from MN I cannot make
> this car 
> run. I have tried almost everything. It idles smooth at 1000 rpm but as soon
> as I put a load on it over 1500 RPM the tach starts jumping all over and the
> engine misses and struggles to gain power. Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Dave Stovall

Ignoring the other symptoms, it occurs to me that your change in altitude
may require the Weber to be rejetted. I admit this would not explain a jumpy
tach. I once found a loose connection at the distributor was the cause of a
similar problem -- can't hurt to check.


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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