[Healeys] carbs

Mike S phoenix722 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 2 15:33:27 MDT 2017

Starts ok when warm (no choke), although sometimes the starter seems a 
little sluggish.  Hard to tell.  I believe the point gap is still ok, 
but will check.  Haven't checked the compression in a while.  Will do.  
I keep thinking it's a choke problem, but they seem adjusted ok.


On 9/2/2017 1:27 PM, David Porter wrote:
> ..does it start easily with chokes after warmed? Point gap? 
> Compression readings?
> On 9/2/2017 12:11 PM, Mike S wrote:
>> If I may lean on the Group's Wisdom (capitalized, as it is The 
>> wisdom).  My BJ8 runs fine, but is very hard starting.  The carbs are 
>> adjusted per the instructions, as is the choke.  Not easy to do the 
>> choke, but done.  When cold, the choke is needed for starting, and in 
>> fact, almost won't run without it, but once it's warm, choke not needed.
>> Battery is charged, electrical connections all tight.  In fact, the 
>> starter spins rapidly.
>> I have found that if I depress the float on one of the carbs for a 
>> couple of fuel pump clicks (in other words, priming it), it starts 
>> right up and idles and runs fine.
>> Any ideas will be appreciated.
>> Mike
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