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  1. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Electric choke. It does get vertical if I help the car stay running. Bypass and the volume control screws are for idle control - at least from what I understand. I did follow the step-by-step numerous times before even complaining. I am rechecking points tonight as that's the only part I haven't...
  2. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Both the the volume and bypass screws turned out 2.5 turns which should let it idle from what I've seen. It does have a choke I have swapped out and adjusted to slightly not fully closed.
  3. Engine not idling

    Just to update where things are - the car starts and runs but dies about halfway through the warm up. The car is flooding itself and I am at a loss as to why. Adjusted all the valves to within spec. Only 1 was a bit loose which I tightened up the gap. Verified TDC and set timing to 10* BTDC...
  4. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Ok, I guess I should have filled in everything else that was done... 😂 Definitely did not just swap - I went through each of those steps short of adjusting the bypass and volume screws as they didn't change anything due to the richness.
  5. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    So I pulled out a spare 34pict carb thinking that my other was shot. Well this one is doing the exact same - engine running rich as hell. Pulled the carb off and gas was just sitting in the intake tube. Considered the culprit being the heat risers but 70F days I really doubt it. Considered the...
  6. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Thanks Letterman - I am realizing that the more I read. I pulled all the jets, shot with some carb cleaner and then compressed air this time. I still need to reclean the carbs and I may really try for the sonic cleaner route. I also swapped the distributor for a 009 I had sitting around just to...
  7. Engine not idling

    I am not away of a way to adjust the float level. The fuel was definitely way below the float anyway so simply wasn't getting there. I'm going with out of gas.
  8. Engine not idling

    An update: Yesterday I was out fumbling with the idle and decided to check the float bowl again after it ran. Thing was empty! Thought perhaps vapor lock caused by the fuel pump flange pinching the rod when it heated up. Made sense to me! Pulled the fuel pump flange and lightly sanded down the...
  9. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Update! We have idle - LINK While I did address a possible issue with the fuel rod getting pinched I don't really believe that was the culprit. I took out all of the jets again and recleaned them following up with compressed air. I think that plus a little bit of luck got it idling. I am going...
  10. Engine not idling

    Thanks for the reply! Yes and when I pull the 12v from it it clicks / closes so it's good. It's snug but not over tight. I'll grab a picture tomorrow.
  11. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Spent the day rebuilding the carb and still have no idle. I threw a thread up in the Engine section - I'm about out of ideas.
  12. Engine not idling

    I'm looking for any input from those a bit smarter than me as to what else could be causing an engine to run and rev great but refuse to idle. What I have: 1600cc engine Solex PICT 31 carb that I just tore apart, cleaned and did a basic rebuild New plugs and wires All vacuum ports plugged...
  13. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Thanks for the information letterman! I am yanking the carb and the manifold off to replace the gaskets so I may address the heat riser tube then. I have a spare manifold but it's one without the tubes (came from the last engine with dual carbs) so I will figure something out. Right now I was...
  14. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Adjusted the auto choke last night and it showed a bit of promise but definitely not fixed. There were 2 questionable capped vacuum hoses that I replaced with actual vacuum caps. There does seem to be a bit of fuel leaking from from where the carb meets the manifold so I place to replace that...
  15. Sterling #130 (aka American V8 ~ Chapter 2)

    Awesome news nbb! Glad you took a step back and got it going - what a feeling huh?
  16. Canopy bouncing when closing

    There was some discussion on Euro-Nova about it but the thought was that when the canopy is lowering it is getting pulled too quickly out of the bottom of the cylinder. The valve was placed on the pump outlet feeding the lower cylinder hoses. Now it is very important that the valve only controls...
  17. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Thanks! Got the brake switch replaced and I have brakes lights! Sadly the engine won't idle so really driving it isn't happening until that's fixed. Trying to feather the throttle, apply brakes and depress the clutch simply doesn't work. Hoping to get a little time tonight to troubleshoot -...
  18. Canopy bouncing when closing

    This is just a post for the archives as it is buried in my build thread. I had an issue with the canopy opening no problem but once it was closed about halfway it would start quickly bouncing. This isn't good for the cylinders, lines, pump or wind screen! Islandman (over on Euronova) gave me...
  19. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Well spent the afternoon working on the Sterling rather than getting other cars waxed for winter... :censored: Everything electrically works except for the fresh air blower and the brake lights. The fresh air blower is just the switch wired backwards but not going to worry about it. The brake...
  20. Sterling #130 (aka American V8 ~ Chapter 2)

    Have you tried to start it just off of starter fluid? Does it ever even try to kick over or does the starter just turn?
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