OK pal, I have a 1980 Triumph Spitfire that I'm attempting to make run again after a long period of storage. I put on some new hoses the other day. It has a Weber downdraft carb on it, when I take off the filter and pour a little gas in the carb it'll pop right off and start but it will not continue to run. I'm thinking the fuel pump is f*cked on it. It also needs tires, a new exhaust and a few other things but I'd like to get her running before worrying about making it streetworthy...Plus my wife casts a dim view of me pissing away money on my toy. If she didn't I'd have already ordered the 8 spoke alloy repro race wheels....heh.
the emulsion tube may have built up lacquer. take of your filter and look inside bore , rigth above the throtle plate you will see the emulsion tube should point straigth down , just spray some carb cleaner. also spray some carb cleaner into the float tank. these cars have mechanical fuel pumps. you could check for presure or just pull the pump , if the diafragm is leaking gas into the cam lever then its bad, i would recomend installing an electric facet pump, those work great on VW beetles wich use a similar weber/solex carb design. facet pumps are very inexpensive, about $20 at the autozone, just ask for a low pressure universal pump
I finally got around to taking some pictures of my Mustang.
I siphoned out the old gas and cleaned out the corroborator, replaced the oil and gasoline as well as automatic transmission fluid (which leaked out almost as fast as I poured it in, I remember it working fine so it's leaking is news to me). The battery has been replaced along with the terminals.
Ok here is the carburetor
Crap that came out of the pipes after I fired her up
so far so good on the oil leak, no fluid leakage ont he ground and i am switching from valvoline to castrol gtx high mileage to see if it is any better on the engine. nothing looked too bad under the car yesterday, but my concern is startingt o shift towards the driver side cv shaft again, its groaning when taking some corners....this is why you buy new not rebuilt
Here's an issue I've been fighting with for 2 years now.
I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, 5 speed, 4 wheel drive.
The problem is during humid weather or right after a rain, when
I try to start it up, it will studder and almost stall out. I can still
get it running, but thru the first to second gear I have to gun it
so it doesn't bog down or stall out.
I've had it to many mechanics but when they drive it, it never
I've heard everything from clogged catalitic converter, to O2 sensor
and bad plugs. All of these have been changed and checked out.