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by Bornfree
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Stuttering at 50+

Biggles1957 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 am
Did you change the condenser yet? Sometimes when they get warm they start to break down...
It’s electronic ignition, so no condenser. ( Whether the whole unit is overheating is another possibility!!)
by Bornfree
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Stuttering at 50+

Thanks for the suggestions. Before I do the tank I will try some of the simpler things! That’s much my preferred route. I have already changed the air filter (forgot to list that). I’ve ordered a new rotor arm and will try that, and a new fuel pipe from the pump to carb. I did wonder about the elect...
by Bornfree
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Stuttering at 50+

I’ve restarted my post as it got hijacked by a couple of other issues :D We got a 1967 traveller a couple of months ago. It’d not been doing much for around 3 years. Once it’s warmed up with choke off at around 45-50+ it starts to stutter and lose power. Once we’ve pulled over we can then start up a...
by Bornfree
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Well I don’t think it’s sorted yet.. The run mentioned above was fabulous. So a couple of runs have been ok, but latest one was not good, lots of stuttering! Checked the float chamber again, and a very very small amount of muck at the bottom. Checked the fuel filter in the fuel pump again, and strug...
by Bornfree
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Ref. OP and stuttering Should have also added toy list of actions done that whilst checking the fuel filter I blew back down fuel feed to clear anything lurking. Anyway, sunny day today so just been for a 20 mile return run to the river and back and all was good, running nice and smoothly. So far so...
by Bornfree
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Yes as OP I nearly got totally sidetracked!!
by Bornfree
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

My progress to date: Fuel pipe to carb tightened Filler cap loosened Coil replaced New air filter (because I could!) Pump filter cleaned and reshaped (see picture above) Float chamber cleaned (some black gunge at bottom), refitted with new gasket. (Needle valve appears clear, so did not replace. Jus...
by Bornfree
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

newagetraveller wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Dirt in the float chamber?

Ignition coil breaking down in the hot weather?
Not the second option as I've tried replacing the coil with a new one I had. (Unless I'm supremely unlucky!)

So tomorrow I'll have a look at the float chamber, think there's a spare gasket in the spares box!!
by Bornfree
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

noidea wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:57 pm
does the pump run fast when it happens
To be honest I've not noticed any change in the ticking I can hear.. I think I need to take it out for another run and listen carefully. Are you thinking it's pushing too much fuel through to the carb?
by Bornfree
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

Mm could be. I got the filter out of the pump today and it's very clean, although not cylindrical, a slightly twisted shape.
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Su pump filter
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by Bornfree
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Fuel pump? Stuttering after a while

So no spiders in the air filter :) So far loosened the petrol cap replaced the jubilee clip on the petrol feed to the carb as it was loose and tightened it up. changed the coil to a new one I had. But still it goes well for a few miles, then while cruising at around 50 it stutters and loses power (c...
by Bornfree
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 2 x Minor million badges
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: 2 x Minor million badges

Now sold.
by Bornfree
Thu May 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 2 x Minor million badges
Replies: 2
Views: 377

2 x Minor million badges

I have two minor million badges, packaged in clear plastic on blue foam.
“Minor 1000000”
Unknown history, apart from they came in a box of parts from a person who used to own a Million. Offers invited, I know a full set of repro ones were being sold for £100.
by Bornfree
Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

MattsGPOvan wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Ditto.... Put super unleaded the octane rating will last longer.😉

Also 3 years .... shame on you .... enjoy your British icon and put a smile on your face and all around you.😎.

Don’t worry, someone else had kept it safe for us in their garage until we bought it. It’s going to be used!! :D
by Bornfree
Mon May 25, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

There are some vent holes in the stainless filler cap, but none that obviously go outside, 2 inside the rubber seal, and 2 outside. I’m presuming they are connected. I can blow into the centre ones, but it’s quite hard to work out where the air is going to when your lips are in the middle bit!
by Bornfree
Mon May 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Re: Carb? Stuttering after a while

It had very little fuel in, so it was filled with 20 litres before we drove it again.
by Bornfree
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carb? Stuttering after a while
Replies: 33
Views: 1239

Carb? Stuttering after a while

Our car has not being used for 3 years or so. Started up ok this week, choke sticky, so have lubricated jet so it returns to position, when pushed in. For the three drives we have done, car starts up and goes well, warms up and then choke can be pushed in. After about 4 miles cruising about 50 mph i...
by Bornfree
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb

Thanks, spot on. Disconnect the choke cable, once I’d found small enough scanners, and it was the jet head not moving smoothly. A bit of engine oil, and was much better, then reconnected choke cable, bonnet closed. Just been for a 15 minute run and it was fabulous. Not bad for a car that’d been in a...
by Bornfree
Thu May 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb

I’m wondering if I have a similar problem, with the jet head not retracting without the choke. What grade oil is best for the lubrication please?