carburetor/mainfold question

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Re: carburetor/mainfold question

Post by MRGAME » 31 Mar 2016 21:19

James wrote:Since the car starts - you have spark and fuel at some level. Where I would start:

Check the level of oil in the damper. Black knob on top of the carb - unscrew that and there is a dipstick with two marks. There should be oil to between those marks. If there is no oil - I use marvel mystery oil (people say its too light but I like it) - easy to get and will get you started.

Stick your finger in the carb and lift the piston - it should move freely and have some resistance.

There is a screw that adjusts the idle - it pushes on a plate that adjusts both carbs make sure the screw is at least hitting that and
I would give it another turn or two (it may not idle if thats too far backed off).

once you get it to idle - have you checked the timing?

As far as the chokes a dual cable would be helpful - if you can find one.

I'm not near my car - so pics will have to come late tomorrow.
yeah once i get the right parts ill start checking the idle and everything.
should the tank where the floats are at kinda smell like old gas?
probably gonna need some oil for them.
if i cant find one im just gonna save for something like these
http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki ... ir_Filters
cool. thanks for helping me out everyone. :D

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Re: carburetor/mainfold question

Post by James » 04 Apr 2016 21:44

Any update on your progress?
Finished is better than perfect......

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Re: carburetor/mainfold question

Post by MRGAME » 06 Apr 2016 21:01

James wrote:Any update on your progress?
haha yeah i found out what i was missing.
pretty much just 2 cable wires that run up.
i found out too i have a12gx engine with manifold.
im very happy about that
ill post up some videos ounce i get everything back together

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