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Re: Re[2]: Trying to start my 79 Midget

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Subject: Re: Re[2]: Trying to start my 79 Midget
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 20:52:03 -0400
If you haven't looked at the water choke, I'm willing to bet that this may be 
the culprit. There's a really good web page that details how to do this:


You can also visit

I also have a CA spec ZS carb that just came off my '79 Midget. I rebuilt it 
last year, but didn't do the water choke at the time, heeding warnings about 
its complexity. My Midget when trying to start exhibited similar symptoms to 


Chris King   - cbking@alum.rpi.edu

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From Bill Gilroy <w.gilroy at verizon.net>
Date:  Sat, 15 Jun 2002 10:05:34 -0400

>Hello Bill,
>Friday, June 14, 2002, 4:59:11 PM, you wrote:
>BT>  Finally, I may mess with the carb itself and see if there are any
>BT> major glitches in it.  I'm pretty sure the problem is flooding somewhere
>BT> because I DO smell the fuel.  The question is, where?
>Stuck float?  Fuel pressure to high?  What is the correct fuel
>pressure of a Weber vs. a ZS.
>If all else fails I have a ZS that came off my car 2 years ago.  It
>worked back then, let me know if you want the sucker, since I will
>never go back to that carb.
>Best regards,
> Bill                            mailto:w.gilroy@verizon.net

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