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70SportsRoof
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posted 12-10-2002 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday I was out driving my '70, all was good. I parked it, and came back out and hour later, only to find it was running like s**t and was stalling. Anyway, took the top of the carb (Carter AFB) off, and found one of the needles wasn't seating. I set it right, and now it's okay. But now I want to know, what would cause the needle to just do that? I don't want this to happen again, so how can I prevent it?

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-10-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crap in the fuel would be the most likely culprit. Change the filter more often.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 12-11-2002 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex!

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Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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dubstar
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From: Long Beach, Ca 1966 A-Code Coupe
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posted 12-12-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i dont think i even have a fuel filter.. is that really bad????

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-12-2002 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uh....yeah!

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Alex Denysenko
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-13-2002 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dubstar:
i dont think i even have a fuel filter.. is that really bad????


Ugh! Fire bad!

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