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 Posted: 01-06-2014 09:33 pm
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Joined: 06-25-2013
Location: Thousand Oaks, California USA
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I now have answers to what happened. The vacuum switch did have a crack in the diaphram. The carburetor fuel bowl needle injested debris and stopped closing. Fuel filled the carburetor until it exited near the top, into the air cleaner housing, dripping onto the starter, and through the tube leading to, and out of, the vacuum switch onto the engine. I'm really glas that I saw it before heading out for another test drive.

The needle and seat from one of the Strombergs removed from my TR6 (Webers installed) has an inlet screen incorporated into it and after installing it, the carburetor is back to normal. So even though I installed a new fuel filter, I had better clean out the line to the carbs.

I'll take your suggestions and remove the vacuum curcuit, also capping the distributor retard and retiming.

I have been working my way through the forum, reading every post in every thread. This is the fastest way to learn about the car.

Thank you both for your input.