- Sep 14, 2018
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- My Car
- 1971 Convertible, 1973 Hardtop
After three straight months working on the car and completing some major routine maintenance that hadn’t been done in years before I got the car and while up on the rack.. I finally was ready to start it up today. Cranked it over waiting for gas to reach the carb and also allowing the oil pump to circulate some oil to the heads as I had changed the valve seals, it then fired up. Top end was noisy and theee seconds later fuel started flowing out the front of the carb. It has never been rebuilt, thought about it while I had the top of the engine cleared off. The carb sat on the shelf, dry, and more then likely the float got stuck while sitting and the back pressure of the fuel took care of the rest creating my dilemma. These plugs are originally soldered in, so, not meant for excessive pressures...I learned that this is a common issue with these carbs over the years, many rebuilt units have the plugs reinstalled and JB Welded or the like. I have reset mine tonight, hoping to try the car again tomorrow. Yep, procrastinating never pays off and I will have to rebuild the carb, sooner or later... I just got tired of working on the car, I did a lot of work to it. Anyone have experience with this soldered plug issue, please chime in.
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