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Re: Hot carb?

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Subject: Re: Hot carb?
From: "Atwell (Buff) Haines" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 09:08:50
At 08:37 PM 11/9/97 -0800, wrote:
>Hello all,
>While running my TR6 this afternoon, I discovered the back carb is not
>working at all, therefore starving cylinders 4, 5 and 6 for fuel.  In
>fact, when those three plug wires were disconnected, the car ran the
>same (and pretty damn well--go figure!)
>Anyway, when I reached over the engine, I put my hand on the dashpot of
>the front carb--it was HOT!!!!!!!!!  Not hot like a motor gets, but hot
>like an exhaust manifold gets.  The back carb was warm, but not like the


>'59 Bugeye Sprite (mad that it's battery is in the TR)
>'72 TR6 (3 out of 6 ain't bad after being dead for 10 years...)


Is it possible that you have a bad engine ground?    ISTR that if that is
the case, the throttle and/or choke linkages will provide the ground path,
and they get HOT in the process.   YMMV.

Atwell (Buff) Haines
'79 Spitfire FM 96062

Succasunna, NJ USA

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