[Mgs] MGTD misfiring carbs

mgbob at juno.com mgbob at juno.com
Sun May 29 08:43:52 MDT 2016

Hi Dave,  Just yesterday I experienced what seemed to be just the opposite problem-excess fuel. It seems that both the needles were sticking open, so with engine off and igntion on, fuel was flowing up and out of jets, into the carbs.   Could it be there there is obstruction in the fuel flow _before_ it reaches the needle valves, causing intermittent restriction, or that the float level might have gone out of adjustment when the lids were put back into place. Bob

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From: "W. David Houser via Mgs" <mgs at autox.team.net>
To: MGList List <mgs at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Mgs] MGTD misfiring carbs
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:59:01 -0400

Below is a link to a video I put up on Youtube showing how my TD engine is running after just replacing the jet assembly gaskets and the float bowl to carb body grommets on each carb. The carbs are MGA 1.5”. The car has been modified to MKII specs. The thing is it was running great without the misfire before I changed the seals that were leaking.I centered the jets twice, got a sharp click when dropped, floats getting gas, no stuck needles. I did not change the jets or needles that were on the car and as I say was running well.Seems like it’s running a bit lean when you give the gas. The jets are down 16 flats from the top, 2 full turns plus 4 additional flats. Any and all thoughts appreciated.Cheers,Dave Houser https://youtu.be/HOzMP5CUDuk
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