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Bibm5

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  1. My car has been down for a couple months now because of the carb leaking gas [emoji20]. Over the last few weeks I have been making good progress. I have replaced the needle and seat and the accelerater pump diaphragm in the 38/38, added a phenolic spacer, replaced intake manifold gaskets, swapped the old tired starter out for the e21 starter I've had waiting on the shelf, replaced the trashed cooling fan blade for the one off the parts e21 and desmogged the car. There's probably a few more things I did also that I can't think of. Started the car (BTW, it started up so quick and I forgot that I had swapped the starter I actually thought something was wrong!), took it for a 15 minute test drive and it worked perfect! Next day I loaded the kids in the car to head to a euro meet and about 1 minute into the drive I heard what sounded like a hose bursting and I smelled coolant. Apparently a fresh cooling fan blade with nice squared edges plus old tired engine mounts equal sad times... Well... 3 more days until we have our third child so I'm thinking I miiiiiggghhhttt be able to have the car back on the road again by 2022...[emoji24] I tried so hard to get it back on the road before we got back into newborn mode. Apparently the car gods have different plans though. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. Your car is looking great! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. I am very interested in what the issue is here. My nephew and I swapped an m20 in an e30 and we are fighting what sounds to be the same the same idle problem. We are only getting spark on 4 cylinders NO MATTER WHAT... we are at an absolute loss and are out of things to check [emoji17]. Definitely subscribed to this. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. That hurts to look at. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks! It has come a long way but still lots to be done. One day it will be "well sorted" but until then I'll just keep fixin as it's breakin. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. At a euro meet a few weeks ago. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. My neighbor bought a beautiful c3 corvette a couple years ago... Then found out the front sub frame had similar damage but worse. He brought it to a welder and $1,000 later he had his car back and fixed correctly. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. I replaced my MC recently and did not bench bleed. The system bled without issues in just a couple minutes. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  9. Which one did you lay those marks down with?! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. Once I get back to the car I'm going to put some clay on top of air filter housing and see if I have the clearance for the 14mm spacer which is just a hair over 1/2". After watching videos showing fuel boiling I'm beginning to think this may be a big part of my problem. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. Ok, i pulled the needle valve and seat out and there was no dirt or anything like that in there but the needle looks to have a slight wear mark or groove worn in it. I'm not sure if this is causing my problem but I'm just going to replace it anyway to eliminate it as a possibility. Where's the best place to source the needle valve? I found the phenolic spacers on ebay. They have 5mm, 6mm and 14mm. Should I go with the 14mm to get it as far away from manifold as possible or will I have clearance issues closing the hood? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. Update. Jeep fuel filter did not do the trick [emoji53]. I also blew the vent line out to make sure it was clear. About a minute after parking the car it begins what sounds like boiling or perculating then the fuel starts come out of the aux venturis and pools up on the butterflies causing the fuel to seep out the base of the carb. There also seems to be a little fuel fog that slowly starts coming up and out also. I'm about to pull the top of the carb off to check the needle and seat. Definitely need a spacer in between the carb and manifold. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. Here's the one I picked up. Smaller outlet is the return I'm guessing? Hopefully this works [emoji1696] Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. The car has been off for over an hr and if I put my ear to the top of the carb I can hear air hissing. I'm hoping the jeep filter I put a picture of is the same as mint is referring to because I'm gonna go grab one before the parts store closes... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. Unfortunately there is no spacer. It is on the long list of things to get. If heat was the issue wouldn't it have had the flooding problem when I originally installed it? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk


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