[Mgs] Coughing, spitting, and dying

Barrie Robinson barrob at bell.net
Thu Apr 21 16:59:28 MDT 2022

My bet would be a 'soft' blockage in the fuel line


On 4/21/2022 2:56 PM, jimray at hartcom.net wrote:
> Have an 80 MGB V8 conversion that has developed a problem I can’t get 
> my hands around. When cold it coughs and sputters when first starting 
> up and when warm will not run at idle without stalling after several 
> minutes. Thinking it might be an electrical issue, I replaced the 
> plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, coil, and battery. It has a 
> PerTronix Ignitor module installed which I did not replace. The 
> battery shows 12.7 volts on my meter. The alternator is producing 14.6 
> volts at ~1500 RPMs and 14.3 under load. Fuel is fed to an Edelbrock 
> 1404 carburetor via a Facet electric pump with new filters in the line 
> at the pump and just before the carburetor. I use 93 octane 
> non-ethanol gas. I appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you may have.
> Jim Ray
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