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 Posted: 03-18-2011 09:04 pm
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Joined: 04-01-2010
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OK guys, here is the final word on the carb flooding and sump was a seized cold start valve disc...I never noticed that it was not "working" when I rebuilt the units.  Finally, in desperation, sent it to Sports Car Shop in Eugene, Or. and they spent a week with it, without finding the porblem...then, lastly, they removed the choke body and found it seized. It will be a very costly oversight, but evidently I'm not the only one who had this happen. Remember to check this unit when rebuilding making sure that the disc and spring are free to move and the holes are clean as the choke lever will move, even though the disc is frozen, giving the appearance of a working choke.  This unit serves BOTH carbs (unlike on MGBs) so a whole lot of fuel will enter the inlet thus making lots more oil in the sump! I am now driving this car after 13 years of ownership, having never turned a mile on it. Regards, Hank