• 22 April 2008 at 21:21 #47306

    Hi all,
    I have a 1951 2.6 that runs very smootly – on the flat! She has new plugs, points, condesor, petrol pump. However, when going up hill she shows all the signs of fuel starvation. The carbs were overhauled last year.

    I noticed that the float were set to different levels in their respective chambers. I ‘adjusted’ the one that made teh float sit too low, thinking that that was the answer. However, it seems to have made things worse.

    It may be related but she only gets started once a week and it takes a good 30 seconds for the pumptop stop ‘ticking’. Could it be ther eis a non return valve somewhere taht is not working.

    Any suggestions will be gratefully received. She has to be in tip top condition for our daughter’s wedding 28/6

    Peter Reeves
    22 April 2008 at 23:29 #47308

    Hi Richard. Have a look at the in line fuel filters. Also When I recently removed my fuel sender unit and the fuel reserve control because of a fuel problem, the copper filter around the two inlet pipes that pick’s up the fuel (that?s the main and reserve pipes) were so bunged up with crud they look like they had been in a bee hive. I steam cleaned out the gunk and the fuel started to flow! Now my fuel pump ticks a couple of times and that fills the carb. Hope this helps


    27 April 2008 at 17:45 #47322

    many thanks for that. Will look in those areas.


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