[ROVERNET - UK] crook carbys

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Mon Jan 10 02:26:43 GMT 2005

After sending the previous message regarding Grosse Jets, I remembered that 
on many H types there is a spring loaded pin sticking up out off the top of 
the float chamber cover. Tapping that pin will sometimes clear a bit of 
foreign material from the needle seat. This causes the float to bounce up 
and down.

Have you determined that both carbs are sticking or just one. Isolating the 
problem may lead you to the source.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rogerdm at iprimus.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 4:18 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] crook carbys

> Hi all
> The carbys on my 1974 3500S are overflowing. I have had this problem 
> before
> and have had the carbys overhauled by a specialist. The return of symptoms
> include a strong petrol smell as fuel spills out the overflow pipes during
> running but especially at idle, traffic lights etc. Variable idle speed,
> poor take off power from low revs but normal at high revs. I assume I have
> contaminants in my fuel tank which are spoiling the sealing of the fuel 
> float
> seats in the carbys. I have fitted a new fuel filter but perhaps something
> (water?) is getting past.
> I assume I need to take off the carbys and clean them out, replace the 
> filter
> and clean the tank.
> The experience of my fellow netters would be appreciated in this urgent 
> job.
> For example can compressed air be used to blow dirt from the seats thereby
> avoiding removing the carbys until a convenient weekend to effect proper
> repairs. What is the best way of cleaning the fuel tank of loose diamonds,
> gold coins and possibly rust/dirt/water?
> Advice appreciated as I suspect I am at risk of going up on flames
> Roger
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