<snip>my jets (usually one at a time) stick probably at least once a year due
to crappy gas (no matter WHERE I get gas, no matter how often I change the
Wonderful stuff, isn't it? :^(( Legal or not, it's the reason I like avgas.
But then, mine is only driven occasionally.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Neff
To: Roadster Listgroup
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:56 AM
Subject: RE: If you lit a match in my garage, you would blow it all to
Matthew in Phoenix wrote:
>Short story: I have gas spilling out of my front carb overflow pipe.
1. Definitely chuck the grose jets if you have them. The ones I
got with my Ztherapy carbs had thread-burrs in 'em causing the
balls to stick. I exchanged them, and they still never tuned
right. I dropped some used stock jets in and they work great.
2. I wouldn't think the floats are bad on a pristine carb-set,
but that'd be the 2nd thing to check. I'd definitely be
suspicious with brass floats (ala '67's). Note that even plastic
floats can go bad - I had one that swole(? is that a word?) up
and was sticking in the bowl!
3. The FIRST thing I'd try is whenever you have gas overflow, tap
the float lid with the handle/butt of a screwdriver -- my jets
(usually one at a time) stick probably at least once a year due
to crappy gas (no matter WHERE I get gas, no matter how often I
change the filter). I got tired of taking the floats apart and
not finding anything, and have since found that a couple of light
whacks will free up whatever's in there. If that doesn't work,
get a bigger screwdriver ;) .
If you STILL have a persistent problem, you might want to divulge
to us how long it's been since it was driven last; are 'we' cleaning
out varnish and rust out of the gas tank and fuel line? I don't
recall if the '67 1600 has a fuel vent valve back to the gas tank
(methinks not), but if it's plugged it could aggravate the problem
> I have noticed that the fuel filter doesn't completely fill up
> with fuel. Is this normal?),
Apparently. Mine's the same way.
dan neff '69 2000
colorado springs, co