> Anyway, I just noticed a small gas leak on the underside of the float
> chambers/carbs. There is a small plastic tube which runs from the
> float chamber to the jet at the bottom of the carb. This plastic tube
> is covered with a tightly-wound metal spring which I assume is to
> protect it from engine heat. Somewhere this gadget leaks.
Fear not, grasshopper, this one is easy. Larry could do it in his sleep
(like you could tell).
Call Vicki British and from the current catalog, page 114, tell'em you
want item depicted as 16, Jet Front (3-770) and Jet Rear (3-771) and
they'll dent your Visa about $30.
When they arrive, notice the hex nut on one end. There will be no
clearence when bolting this into the bottom of the float bowl so fetch
an ignition wrench of the correct size. I've been known to use teflon
tape for sealent.
The other end is a brass brass tube. That is the jet. At the bottom of
the tube is plastic flange with a single hole.
Rip off the air cleaners and you will see the slender steel strap and a
single phillips screw attched to the jet. This is actuated by the choke.
Take your sharpest phillips screw driver and remove the screw. The jet
will come out and dribble all the gas in the float bowls down onto the
Gas will also dribble into the wound in your left hand when the phillips
slips off the screw. Latex gloves will not make one wit of difference
except, when you pull them off, the fingers of the glove will tend to
drag open the exposed flap of skin. Augment your langauge to fit the
emergency, as necessary.
Screw one end into the float bowl, fit the jet up into the carb and
tighten the self-locking screw into your new jet. This will have some
Once done, you will not have changed the cars state of tune one bit.
Well, the float bowls will fill properly again but your car will run
just as bad as before.
Bob Allen, Kansas City, '69CGT, '75TR6, '61Elva(?)
"However, I must agree with Bob Allen" -- Larry Unger, Sept. 15, 1997