Well, I spent all day re-smogging my 'B, along with trying to re-align
doors. No luck on the doors, as my hex wrench smeared everytime I put serious
But, I have a new problem. I re-installed the dual HIF's, and turned
key to hear them fill up, and heard more than that...Drip, drip, drip. The
carbie was dripping from somewhere around the rear, resulting in gas
the manifold. Remembering what I heard from the list, I bludgeoned the body of
carb three times with the handle of my lead wrench before giving it one good
the business end. I sanded down my teak door rails and cedar arm rest and came
about 30 minutes later. I turned the switch, and no more leak! The would mean
had a stuck needle valve, right? Should I swap out with grose jets? Any
One more thing I noticed - The car will idle very high with the HIF's.
I switch the throttle plate with an earlier solid one? Apparently mine has a
little screw/spring valve in it that keeps the idle up, according to Moss.
pull this swap?
Neat stuff from today: I re-smogged the car, and after the spilled gas
I fired the car up. Miraculously, the tach and other gauges worked, something
hasn't happened since I removed the SU's...The teak door rails look nice, but
cedar arm rest looked absolutely stunning after one coat of poly...
Michael S. Lishego - Loyal SU owner, with an MGB on the side
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Elementary Education Major,
English Minor, Class of 1999
R.A. of Winston-Salem Hall