View Full Version : It's Alive!

02-04-2003, 12:39 AM
My lil' MKV finally started up! ('67 Alpine)

Long in the works, couple years to get to this point!

Many thanks to those providing firing tips, I discovered the distributor was a problem too, despite being re-manu, it didn't quite fit into it's mating shaft down in the block, had to disassemble the distributor and grind it skinnier to fit the slot. (the offest was noted, but not the issue).

But I noticed fuel gushing out of the carb during my 15 seconds of running fame! I fear the fuel regulator is no longer effective. It has no discernable markings - any tips on a replacement?
I have an AC mechanical pump (with custom spacer!)

Even with it set to 1/2 lbs pressure, it still came out the carburetor 'bowl'.

Would much appreciate any tips of experience in this arena.

I should hope to drive it this weekend, in such case I will photograph & submit this weekend also!
(a photo in the garage is simply not acceptable!)

Thanks in advance for your help!

02-05-2003, 01:41 AM
Are you sure your needle and seat are good? If the car's been sitting a while there could be some growths in the bowl that are now caught in the seat preventing it from sealing,not to mention the float could be adjusted too low..

It's worth checking out first.. graemlins/thirsty.gif

02-09-2003, 09:30 PM
Thanks, I think you're right about the needle
and seat. I noticed the needle sticks when pushed
in. It appears to be the 'original' needle and
seat assembly despite being rebuilt a couple
years ago. Gonna order new! I did replace the
fuel regulator, but that had no effect.

Hopefully soon......

Gary Lloyd
02-09-2003, 10:16 PM
The other thing to check is the float setting!! If it is toooooo high, it will leak!! GOOD LUCK!! graemlins/cheers.gif

02-23-2003, 03:28 AM
Thanks for the tips, it is running very nicely since I replaced the needle & seat, of course the rear brake cylinders rotted from sitting. Now it's brake time, but after that I'm driving it - I swear!

02-23-2003, 05:10 AM
Hey sounds great! Bet ya can't wait! images/icons/grin.gif

Super 7
02-28-2003, 08:32 PM
Alpines are way under rated, I think. I have seen them run and handle very well.