I would start from scratch and not assume anything. First check for
spark. Check timing (as much as possible without the engine running).
Then check the fuel system (which if you touched nothing else is likely
the problem). Did you center the jets and preset them according to the
The gross jets replace the float valves for regulation of the floats. I
have them on my Spit and they work great. Adjustment requires adding
washers as spacers to achieve the correct float level. Since they go
inside the float bowls they are invisible and therefore not subject to
The leaking carb indicates that the float is improperly adjusted, or
else something is not attached properly. Did the rebuild kits include
needles and jets? Some don't.
I hope this has in some way helped.
Alan Camhi wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I posted my messaage this morning regarding my how my TR4 is now not starting
>and unfortunately, I did not receive any replies. I must post it again in the
>hope that someone can respond. I am extremely perplexed and desperate to
>solve this problem. Here it is again and i apologise for taking up band width
> - - - - - - - -
> Hi everyone,
> Well, I put all the parts back on my TR4 yesterday(rebuilt carbs, painted
>exhaust manifold and polished intake manifold).
> Problem is, I cant get her to start, I have not messed with the electricals
>since she ran last(1 month ago) and she is getting fuel to both carbs. Is
>there sometjing I need to be doing in order to get her to kick over so that I
>can tune her and get the carbs in synch? I feel like I'm skipping something.
>Possibly some starting fluid sprayed into the carbs.
> Also, I noticed that she is leaking fuel from the carb closest to the
>interior(i guess thats the rear carb). I'll check to see if everything is
>tight tonight but could this possibly be affecting it's startability?
> When I rebuilt the carbs, I noticed that they had different numbers. The
>front was 1825(I think) and the rear was 3609(or something like that)
>Noticably, there was no difference. Is it normal to have two different
>stamped numbers on the carbs?
> Last question, when I got my carb rebuild kit, a gross jet was supplied. I
>did not use it but with all the previuos talk about excess fuel in the carbs,
>I'm thinking maybe I might have a similar problem due to my leaking. If go
>with the gross jets, what will I have to modify on the carbs( what do they
>replace, do I need any extra components, etc.)
> Thanks for any help anyone can offer and also thanks for putting up with this
>long posting? I refuse to let my inexperience with these cars keep me
>sidelined like it did last year.
> Best regards,
> Alan Camhi
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