360 carby fuel supply

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by SteveP » 06 Jan 2020 11:57 am

Nicely done!
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 18 Jan 2020 10:41 pm

I now have idling problems and the MACster suggested weighing the carburettor floats. Slight problem is that I'm not a drug-dealer so I don't have a precise weighing balance. However, remembering a bit of science, doesn't one ml of water weigh exactly one gram (?), so we'll do it with syringes instead, arf....

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Now, I make that about 17 grams. I knew that old rocket stick would come in handy one day.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by SteveP » 19 Jan 2020 10:19 pm

One way of doing it! 17g sounds too heavy? It should be 7g I think?
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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 25 Jan 2020 08:23 pm

New float and top gasket fitted and seems to idle a bit better.

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All supplied gratis c/o the macster (many thanks, MAC).
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: 360 carby fuel supply

Post by bogbasic » 15 Feb 2020 06:35 pm

Wokey, so the carb has been put back together and filled with petrol for restarting. All went great but I could not get it to idle well at all after much adjusting. A phone call to the MACster suggested that I _should_ be worried that the mixture adjustment screw had lost its rubber grommet (O-ring). Hence I tried the replace it with one of the two spares I have (right hand side below) but these are from older models of the carb and have different thread, so don't fit!! The rubber is probably too hard to remove the grommets safely, so the old ones were left alone.

A long search in the local spares shop came up with a suitable O-ring from a Fiesta XR2 / Orion carby service kit. This was judiciously fitted to my brass screw (on left) by the shopkeeper who boiled a kettle to soften the rubber with steam.

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If anyone wants a Fiesta/Orion carby service kit minus a grommet, just let me know *{^¿^}*

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1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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