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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Zenith auto choke coming loose

    A couple times now, the screws on the auto choke assembly have managed to rattle loose, which usually leads to hard starting and leaking some gas. Thinking about putting a dab of blue Loctite on the threads, should that do the trick? I don't want it to be too permanent if I have to do a rebuild.
    1977 Midget 1500

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    Re: Zenith auto choke coming loose

    Clean threads first, a degreaser, and then a little dab of Blue Locktite. Worked for me on my 210 Gear Shift Bolts. Tighten as tight as I could and they would come loose in 4-5 miles of driving. Blue Locktite did the trick. Issue fixed.
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    Re: Zenith auto choke coming loose

    Thanks! Seems to be holding now. I'll keep checking but the screws don't seem to be moving on their own now.
    1977 Midget 1500

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