[Spridgets] Skanky Miss - A Slight Reprise
grbyrns at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jun 4 14:00:59 MDT 2008
You've proven what we all eventually learn about these cars. Chasing down a
difficult problem ends up teaching you about all the other things that
AREN'T causing the problem. One learns little from success. By the time I
was done fitting the Megasquirt I felt I could make anything run.
> After checking and switching out anything and everthing that could be
> the miss, and having absolutely no luck, I decided to start all over
> First thing were the floats. Floats still looked fine. But then I had this
> weird hunch. I emptied the gas out of the chambers and blew compressed air
> thru the jet tubes from the carb (needle) end thru to the float chamber.
> Guess what - the front tube was completely clogged! I took the tube off,
> it out both ways. I must have dislodged something, although I never saw
> little goober, because all of a sudden, it was clear. I re-installed it,
> the car for a test drive, and - no miss! Can't understand what clogged it
> where it came from (I have a Fram fuel filter inline). But, who cares! And
> least now I know a lot of things (like dwell, timing, gaps, carbs, wires,
> condenser, gaskets, etc, are all set and functioning correctly). Thanks
> all your responses.
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