[Healeys] Stuck needle valve

Larry Wendland bighealey3k at aim.com
Sat May 9 09:22:55 MDT 2015

It could also be a sunken or partially sunken float.  If it is partially fuel logged, it might not have enough upward pressure to shut the float valve completely off.  Easy enough to detect a fuel logged float by lifting out the float and shaking it and there should be no liquid inside it. 

'67 BJ8

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Oritt <michael.oritt at gmail.com>
To: Frank Magnusson <fmags at cox.net>
Cc: healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Sat, May 9, 2015 5:21 am
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Stuck needle valve

You've probably already spent more time thinking about a way around removing the lid than actually doing it, and in any case you'll want to see and know what is actually going on in the bowl as it could be a multitude of things ranging from debris, a worn pin, etc.  
Go have a look--Michael Oritt  
On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Frank Magnusson    <fmags at cox.net> wrote:   
   Just taking my BJ8 out of storage and it looks like I have a stuck needle valve in one of the carbs.  Fuel pump continues to run somewhat and fuel coming out of one of the overflow pipes.  Not pouring out, but not just dripping either.    
 Anyone have any clever suggetions for unsticking it without pulling the float bowl lid off?    
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