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« Reply #195 on: February 06, 2012, 09:56:02 AM »

Baby steps....baby steps...
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« Reply #196 on: February 06, 2012, 12:26:15 PM »



Cranked up float level some more, no joy, starving for fuel under extended full throttle.....
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« Reply #197 on: February 06, 2012, 01:10:40 PM »

Is it getting any better at all, and where is the float level now? Up to about 1/8th inch from the top?
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« Reply #198 on: February 06, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »



Yeah, pretty close to that mark.  Much more I think it will hit the lid of the carb.  I'm betting I've solved cold start, but running the bowl out is a secondary problem.  Still doesn't idle all that swell. 
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« Reply #199 on: February 06, 2012, 01:35:52 PM »



It did seem to last a bit longer before it starved for fuel.
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« Reply #200 on: February 06, 2012, 02:40:25 PM »

OK. Get a few mornings starting good, get that alcohol into the gas tank, check the plugs and distributor cap, fuel filter, then take her out for an hour or longer drive at steady speeds, get all the moisture burned out of the engine, then do a little flogging. She needs a good cruise after sitting so long, clean out that last old gas, make sure fuel is fresher, and the plugs are gapped right, .035 for electronic ignition, a good shakedown, as long as that float level is up where it belongs.
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« Reply #201 on: February 06, 2012, 03:26:17 PM »



Where do I get that alcohol I need?
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« Reply #202 on: February 06, 2012, 03:36:51 PM »




btw, I did fill her on Sat with fresh super.  Took about half a tank.
 I will probably change fuel filters again just to evaluate if this one has crap in it or not.carrman2012-02-06 20:38:00
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« Reply #203 on: February 06, 2012, 04:18:32 PM »

Home Depot or Lowes, someplace like that, it is in with all the other paint thinners and stuff like that.
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« Reply #204 on: February 06, 2012, 06:43:40 PM »

Isopropyl?
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« Reply #205 on: February 06, 2012, 07:14:35 PM »

Or wood, methanol, or methyl, any of them will work. They have it in gallon cans, and the wood methanol is a drying agent, so it sucks water and absorbs it, then burns it better. Isopranyl will separate from the water by settling or evaporation, but the wood, methyl, or methanol bonds with water. (thanks wikipedia).
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« Reply #206 on: February 07, 2012, 06:45:44 AM »




And of course it was 57 degrees at 5am.  No cold starting able to be done....
But it did light right off!carrman2012-02-07 16:57:44
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« Reply #207 on: February 07, 2012, 03:16:31 PM »

It's picture time:
 
Look at the fuel elvel in the filter at idle, normal?
 

 
Check out the lovely crimped fuel line:
 

 
Oh hey, the throttle shaft leaks fuel when you move it and the cars shut off:
 

 
Hmm, guess the flots level was a bit high, check out the fuel stains on the carb vent:
 

 
 
 
I've lowered it.  In addition, the steering box is weeping fluid right out of the adjuster screw and nut.
 
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« Reply #208 on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:50 PM »


Fuel looks a bit rusty.  Granted not bad, but that's still rust being deposited around the vent.  Level in the filter at idle looks ok , it's full.
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« Reply #209 on: February 07, 2012, 04:19:19 PM »

Tank rust won't go away will it?
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