<VV> 1964 turns over, doesn't start.

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 09:53:15 EDT 2017

Having worked on a few carburetors that somebody fixed by giving it "a whack 
with a hammer", I'd say that is never worth a try.  A better fix for a 
sticking needle valve is a new valve.

If you have converted to an electric fuel pump, cutting the pump off a few 
seconds before shutting down for an extended period will allow the needle 
valves to open a bit and not stick.

I realize none of the above helps answer the original question.  To that, I 
suggest that the problem is probably internal to the carbs.  Do the 
accelerator pumps spray properly?  If so, fuel is getting to the carbs and 
the problem is internal to them.  If little/no spray it could still be in 
the carbs but could be delivery to them.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: jim bannister via VirtualVairs
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 2:50 AM
To: 'Ignacio Valdes'
Cc: 'Virtual Vairs'
Subject: Re:  1964 turns over, doesn't start.

I've had the same issue on my turbo.  Seems to not get fuel after a long
sit.  I have an electric pump in the tank so that should not be an issue.  I
discovered that the inlet needle would stick and prevent gas from entering
the carb.  A whack with a hammer corrected the issue.  Worth a try?

-----Original Message-----
From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of
Ignacio Valdes via VirtualVairs
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:30 AM
To: Virtual Vairs
Subject: Re: <VV> 1964 turns over, doesn't start.

I sprayed starter fluid in and it briefly started. Going to check the pump

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 10:55 PM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I haven't driven Lisa my 1964 Monza Coupe in awhile. Really was
> running when parked. She turns over but won't start. Battery fully
> charged. Has gas. I am flooring it while cranking. I don't smell gas
> in the engine compartment. How can I tell if she is getting gas where
> she needs it? Carbs were professionally rebuilt by our club mechanic
> about 2 years ago and worked fine.
> -- IV

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