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    Update! We have idle - LINK...

    Update! We have idle - LINK

    While I did address a possible issue with the fuel rod getting pinched I don't really believe that was the culprit. I took out all of the jets again and recleaned them...
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    Thanks Peter! I am going to check the valves and...

    Thanks Peter! I am going to check the valves and am going to yank the carb back off for a deeper clean.

    An update: Yesterday I was out fumbling with the idle and decided to check the float bowl...
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    I have a number of times with no change in engine...

    I have a number of times with no change in engine speed. I'll repeat with a bit heavier dose of carb cleaner.



    I set timing right at 7 degrees and did play with it a bit when it was running...
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    Engine refuses to idle

    I'm looking for any input from those a bit smarter than me as to what else could be causing an engine to run and rev great but refuse to idle. What I have:
    1600cc engine
    Solex PICT 31 carb that I...
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    Spent the day rebuilding the carb and verifying...

    Spent the day rebuilding the carb and verifying timing and ... well I'm stuck. I threw a thread up in the engine section so hopefully some progress will be made with the lack of idle.
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    Thank you for noting that! I did a bit of digging...

    Thank you for noting that! I did a bit of digging and both ports from the carb to the distributor are capped for now. That being said I will pick up the vacuum hoses need to get it properly set.
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    I drove to my local Parker Store and got this:...

    I drove to my local Parker Store and got this: https://ph.parker.com/us/17593/en/in-line-flow-control-valve-f-series

    Grainger was also posted up in my build thread:...
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    Pretty sure the person I bought the engine from...

    Pretty sure the person I bought the engine from cobbled it together with parts and this manifold was most likely cut out of something. The car revs up and runs fine but it never can idle.


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    Replaced the brake light switch / valve and those...

    Replaced the brake light switch / valve and those work now! Went for a 2nd test drive which led to me quickly realizing a car that doesn't idle is impossible to drive. :facepalm:

    Last night I...
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    Well spent the afternoon working on the Sterling...

    Well spent the afternoon working on the Sterling rather than getting other cars waxed for winter... :oops2:

    Everything electrically works except for the fresh air blower and the brake lights. The...
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    Canopy bounces when closing

    This is just a post for the archives as it is buried in my build thread. I had an issue with the canopy opening no problem but once it was closed about halfway it would start quickly bouncing. This...
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    I'm good with 1! :) Well Sunday I got all of...

    I'm good with 1! :)

    Well Sunday I got all of the lower panels back on. I just need to tighten down the rear cover and drill the 2 holes to mound the undertray to the pan tomorrow. I will then be...
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    I am sorry for not believing you. :laugh: Now...

    I am sorry for not believing you. :laugh: Now regarding 2, it would allow you to completely balance out both sides to be able to "tune" the flow so that it can fix an issue with uneven opening.
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    I won't lie, I had my doubt that the issue would...

    I won't lie, I had my doubt that the issue would be fixed with a flow control valve as it worked just fine before but low and behold that was the fix.

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    Creaking isn't the bounce...
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    Makes sense! Thank you islandman.

    Makes sense! Thank you islandman.
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    So I am going to get a flow restrictor - which...

    So I am going to get a flow restrictor - which side does it go one of the pump? Trying to slow down the down movement which means I need to slow down the flow going to the top of the cylinders...
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    Canopy off, both cylinders flipped, cycled a few...

    Canopy off, both cylinders flipped, cycled a few dozen times, cracked open, topped off and the problem is still there. :cursing:

    So thinking through it all - things worked great upon initial...
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    Makes sense now! Thanks for the clarification...

    Makes sense now! Thanks for the clarification dango.
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    I must have missed which way that is. Can you...

    I must have missed which way that is. Can you explain it by chance?
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    I appreciate all the input and suggestions! ...

    I appreciate all the input and suggestions! :cheers:
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    That would work for bleeding the lines but...

    That would work for bleeding the lines but there's no way to vent or open up the cylinder to bleed the air. If air is trapped on the bottom of the cylinder it will rise up and always be against the...
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    I talked to a local hydraulic shop not an hour...

    I talked to a local hydraulic shop not an hour ago and after explaining what happened he said exactly that and it does make sense as it all worked fine until the lines blew out the first time.

    I'm...
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    Some more information after playing around with...

    Some more information after playing around with it:

    1. Taking some of the canopy weight off (ie: lifting the canopy with my hands as it goes down) on the passenger (right) side does reduce the...
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    A good thought but it did it with the old lines...

    A good thought but it did it with the old lines as well as the new ones - which are impossible to kink. :)



    Pump runs until the cylinders are maxed out of completely closed. Not sure where else...
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    Ended up tidying up a bit of wiring and a few...

    Ended up tidying up a bit of wiring and a few components that I just forgot about, such as wireless entry/closing. Got the interior back in and put the canopy on and immediately hit a small problem....
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