[Healeys] Auxiliary carb

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 19:16:47 MDT 2018

Both Jaguar and Austin healey issued factory advisories on this and
recommended disconnecting the otter switch and installing a toggle on the
dash.  I have copies of the advisory somewhere... !

On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 3:14 AM, <editorgary at aol.com> wrote:

> I worked with another couple who restored their car and retained the
> original auxiliary carb, but we found one problem with it on the car's
> maiden voyage. The second morning on the trip, they started up the car with
> no problem and then drove it a few blocks to the gas station to fill it up.
> After the fill up they couldn't get it to start. It finally started up all
> right after about 30 minutes. Turned out the problem was that it hadn't had
> the chance to warm up enough to shut off the switch, but it still had fuel
> in the system, so it was flooding itself. After that, he switched over to
> an on-off switch he hid under the dash, which he used as if it were a
> choke, turning it on to get the car started and then switching it off.
> G.
> *Gary Anderson*
> Los Altos, California
> -----Original Message-----
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