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Sobro3

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  • in reply to: Engine Racing at Startup #1789

    Sobro3
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    Not many people on this forum. Anyway, I’m back to thinking the problem is in the accelerator rod linkage. I notice the throttle valve at the base of the carburetor is at a 45 degree angle (half open) at idle and the accelerator pedal seems as though it is too close to the floor, as though it’s already pressed in. Is there a way to adjust the accelerator rod so that the throttle valve is fully closed at idle?

    in reply to: Engine Racing at Startup #1788

    Sobro3
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    Sorry, it’s a Carter W1 carb. Thinking a vacuum leak somewhere. Also noticed that the throttle butterfly in the carb never fully closes – it’s always open about a third of the way. Adjusting the linkage to fully close it is proving to be a pain.

    in reply to: Engine Racing at Startup #1787

    Sobro3
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    Well, I thought it was the throttle linkage but it’s not. Started it again and still have the racing problem even with the choke open and the throttle not even touched. Now I’m thinking it’s an error in my carburetor rebuild. It’s a Rochester 1 barrel. Anyone have any ideas in what I may have done wrong?

    in reply to: 1940 Special Deluxe- looking for a back seat for sale #1738

    Sobro3
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    I don’t see anything on E-Bay or anywhere else on the Internet. May have to do what I did with a carburetor choke assembly – but an old carb for $50 that has what you want and discard the rest. Sucks you would have to buy an entire car just for parts but that may be what it comes down to. On the bright side, if you buy a “parts car,” you may end up saving yourself a ton of money in the long run on other parts.

    in reply to: shifter adjustment – help #1737

    Sobro3
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    I’m having a similar problem with my 1941 special deluxe. It appears that reverse to first is working fine, but I do not see the second to third shift working at all. Before I really get into tearing into it, I’m wondering if someone else knows anything about why one shift would work but the other doesn’t. And why is it that every time I post something the first time, I get a “fatal error,” but if I go back and post again, it works fine?

    in reply to: shifter adjustment – help #1736

    Sobro3
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    I’m having a similar problem with my 1941 special deluxe. It appears that reverse to first is working fine, but I do not see the second to third shift working at all. Before I really get into tearing into it, I’m wondering if someone else knows anything about why one shift would work but the other doesn’t.

    in reply to: Correct Ohms for Ignition Coil #1735

    Sobro3
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    Sorry, the primary was set on 200 for the ohm reading, not 200k.

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