<VV> Fw: Plugged idle tubes

ray smith turbovair at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 18 10:53:34 EDT 2009

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-----Original Message-----
From: "ray smith" <turbovair at earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 14:50:56 
To: Bill Elliott<corvair at fnader.com>
Subject: Re: <VV> Plugged idle tubes

I've just found something I have never seen before.
 In a pair of carbs the metal inside the fuel bowls has turned black after a year of daily use 15,000 miles ,only where it has been  in contact with the fuel.  
The new fuel mix is oxidizing the aluminum? 
Any thoughts ??

Ray Smith 

------Original Message------
From: Bill Elliott
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To: Grant Young
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Sent: Oct 18, 2009 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> Plugged idle tubes

>I am starting to see and read about an undue number of plugged carb idle 
>tubes. > The Carbmeister

I've been seeing the same thing. For years (decades?) plugged carbs were a rare event... for the past few years I've had issues with every single set I've owned.

I do have another theory... we simply aren't driving the cars as regularly as we did a decade ago...


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