> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: GT6: cough, wheeze, hack
> Date: Thursday, February 12, 1998 7:07 PM
> My GT6 plight continues. The car coughs and has very little response,
> though it idles perfectly, and starts instantly.
> Here's what I've eliminated (at least to my satisfaction): fuel, fuel
> pump, filter,tank venting, points-cap-rotor-condensor, timing, valves,
> compression, plugs, wires, coil, spark (and I'm probably leaving
> something out). Basically, I have eliminated everything but the carbs
> themselves, so that's where I'm looking at the moment. Diaphragms are
> OK; ditto the air balance and mixture. Work with me on this one.
> Thinking, "we'll, it's not out of the realm of possibility that the air
> filters are bogged down," I pulled the filter box. While running the
> engine, during one of it's coughs ("PHUT!!"), I noticed a fine fuel mist
> being expelled out both carbs. Does this mean anything to anyone?
> Still mystified ...
> Martin Secrest
> 73 GT6 (possessed by Paula Jones)
You mentioned you checked the timing, ignition I assume, but how about the
valve timing ? If the little puppy jumped time, it could indeed exhibit the
"fuel standoff" that you noticed. When you did the ignition tune up, was
the ignition timing off ? If so, that could be further evidence of "jumped
timing" due to worn gears/chain.
As usual, my timing is usually "off"...
Nick in Nor Cal