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Any resolution to this, JP?
 
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Any resolution to this, JP?
In a word - maybe. I have played with the choke (it may <may> have been a bit hung up) I have also put a spring on the carb. Unfortunately it has been raining solid all week and while it was sunny today it was cold and I was very very busy. So I think I am on the right track and hopefully get a test drive this weekend. Thanks for asking.
 

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So... it ~may~ be a choke hangup. A spring on a single carb SU choke link?

C'mon! Even if you'd tie a string to it and pull it when it over-runs you'd have the answer.

It's th' CHOKE!!!
 

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Oh I agree - can't be anything else - just need to get out and confirm.
 
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So I think it's the choke. Who would've seen that coming? :thumbsup2:

Checked the choke three times - dialed the carb back a flat and hit the road - a block and a half and it is running like cr*p. Back to the house pulled the plug and sooted up again. :censored1: Pulled the next three and they were perfect - so likely the one plug wire was loose. Did what you really shouldn't (two fixes at once) but, dug out a pair of original brand plugs installed and went for a drive. Had the nicest drive I have had in 2 years (likely one of the longest as well) came home pulled in the garage pulled the plug and perfect colour - a nice light brown. so happy.

Here she is tucked into bed for the night.

One more question - I think it is time for new plug wires any reason I shouldn't just go to Canadian Tire and pick up a set? Thanks all for your input. Oh and was coming home and just ahead was an early 70's Porsche (911 or 912 - I couldn't get close enough.) Smoking like crazy and we went on different ramps and as I passed him the exhaust was popping and crackling and I wanted to yell 'it's the choke!!!!!' :D

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Agree!
 
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Your one more question - answer.

don’t !!

it’s working.
By your own reckoning you have just had the nicest drive in 2 years. Don’t mess with it !

enjoy driving it.
Fair answer.

Unfortunately I already have three wires from one set (and one of those the rubber is deteriorating) and the fourth from the other set - if I look at it sideways it falls off.
 
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