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Re: [T3] Not quite there yet (addendum)

On Wed, 2003-01-01 at 02:42, Daniel Baum wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just had both carbs open. I couldn't see any obvious signs of them
> leaking, but then, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.
> What I can say is this (i don't know how relevant all of this is, but
> anything could be a clue):
> Both needle valves are OK
> Both floats float.
> The manifold/carb gasket on the right hand side was quite wet.
> The fuel level in the left had carb was rather low when I opened it. The
> float was resting on the bottom of the bowl.
Do you by any chance have one of the springs that goes on top the float
pivot missing??

> The left hand carb's accelerator pump doesn't work. This is not because of a
> leaky diaphragm, though I changed it just in case. There is a hole next to
> the pipe through which the accelerator pump squirts petrol, which is
> supposed to have a brass insert of some kind inside it. This is missing. All
> the accelerator pump does is blow bubbles through this hole.While it may
> mean that I need to replace the bottom half of this carb, I don't see how it
> can be causing the leak.
I think this may be part of the accelerator pump circuit. If I am
pictureing it right, there should be a check ball under that brass plug.

> I replaced the gasket on the throttle base of the right carb. It was
> probably OK, but it was starting to fray a bit.
> What can actually cause a carb to leak gas into the cylinders? And how can I
> test the fuel pump? It's a knock-off Brazilian jobbie, BTW.
See above...

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT (It drove)
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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