There's a good lesson to be learned from this. Don't try to overthink
the problem. Most of the time it is something simple like this. Great
story. Glad to hear you solved your problem. Now you have an extra
fuel pump. Hang on to it. They don't make them any more. Even the
rebuild kits are prohibitively expensive.
Jerry Goodman wrote:
>Benjamin Franklin said "The things which hurt instruct" Todays version "if it
>doesn't kill you it makes you stronger" Well this has been one heck of an
>Sprite education the last 2 weeks.
>First I must once again thank Mike McLean for sending a working fuel pump to
>switch out and test with, and Larry Miller..who sent an entire dizzy ready to
>drop in....and all of you who contributed your ideas.....and last but not
>least Dave Leib for 2 evenings and hours of his personal time. You are
>probably wondering ...so what was the problem. Here it is......At the bottom
>of each carb where the float bowl attaches there are 2 rubber grommets....on
>the rear carb there was a leak, so that was the 1st thing I replaced last
>week...didn't want fuel leaking on the exhaust. From there I did everything
>else mentioned in other emails.. Tonight Dave looked at the front carb and
>said" lets take this float bowl entirely off and check it out." As I removed
>the bolt which has a hole horizontal thru it for fuel to flow it became
>apparent that it was not right....some small pieces of rubber fell off , and
>low and behold the rubber grommets were all stretched out and covering part of
>the horizontal hole.......restricting fuel at high rpm. After I danced around,
>Dave and I went for a cruise thru the neighborhood......sweet success.
>I missed an autocross last week but, thinking about it now I really got an
>education,....it was probably worth it.
>Thanks once again to all for parts, and to those of you who contibuted ideas.
>Oh yes the part cost $1.95 geezz
>Now I can get a good nights sleep
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