1978 1500 engine not running correctly

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btsofttop
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1978 1500 engine not running correctly

Post by btsofttop » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:17 pm

I have recently bought a midget as a project I was told it has possibly got problems with the fuel system ? I have fitted new floats ,valves and seats to the float chambers on the standard SU carbs. I did fit a replacement manual fuel pump but found it seemed to be to higher pressure and was making the float chambers leak so have refitted the old pump which seemed to work ok off the car. The car starts ok and seems to run ok for a few minutes using the choke to start then after a short while starts to splutter when using the throttle and wont tick over. The fuel line from the tank seems to be clear and no dirt in the float bowls. I have also fitted new plugs, points etc in case anything was faulty , can anybody help with this problem ? Thanks Bryan

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