Two summers ago, my '72 Midget developed a similar problem to what
you've described. It turned out to be that a small piece of dirt had
gotten sucked past the air cleaner gasket (DPO had distorted the base
plate for the air cleaner....dumb present owner ignored it for 20+
years), on the back carb, and was interfering with the movement of the
carb piston........really plays havoc with the fuel-air mixture.
I initially thought it might be a fuel supply issue, but, when I
discovered that moving the throttle to wide-open, when the sputtering
began, would cure it every time; I pretty much knew where to look.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Kristi & Lambert
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:33 PM
To: Spridget List
Subject: [Spridgets] Sputtering/Missing
The last couple of times that I have driven the Midget I keep
this same problem. The car feels like it is missing as I accelerate.
The car "sputters" around 3500 RPM's during acceleration. It actually
sounds like there is a gurgle while the car is trying to get past 3500
RPM's. Before and after 3500 RPM's it seems fine. This only is
happening as far as I can tell when I am accelerating and not when I
am at a constant speed. The spark plugs were just changed but this
was happening before they were changed as well if that helps. Any
Thanks in advance,
'74 RWA Midget "Mini Lee"
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