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Old 08-05-2018, 10:22 PM
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As some of you may know, I have been trying to sell the 1970 Superior, while describing all of its flaws to potential buyers. Last week, I had a local car enthusiast come see and check out the 1970 and I even made him look at the damage on the frame. So, we agreed on a price, he gave me a deposit and we would finish the transaction today. So today, we made arrangements to drop the ambulance off at his house. We are all set to go, the car started right up, began to sputter and then stalled and would not start again. Out of gas? Gauge says 3/4 of a tank, but we will try putting gas in. Nope, that wasn't it. Then we noticed gasoline all around the carburetor. I offered the man his deposit back, but he said he wants the car. So, now I have to decide where to send it and hope they get it fixed right. Like I said, it is never easy.
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Sounds like the needle valve stuck open. That causes the bowl to over fill a d floods the car out Sitting problems. A rap on the carb will usually take care of it. Keep some sea foam in it if its going to sit. I had a Olds that would do that every time I started it till I learned the sea foam trick.
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I vote with ED with todays heat and SH** gas a love tap with a small hammer should dislodge the stuck float a she will go again. Prop the Choke open to help clear the flooding. GOOD LUCK!
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this could be the problem in my 65 Coupe deVille
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a little sea foam and drive it. you don't have to pound on the carb as Pet said a light rap will get the check ball and spring moving again and the float loosened up what ever stuck. that will let the needle valve seat and it will stop flooding out. then drive it some. but if you have one that you leave sitting a lot keep some in the tank before you shut if off the last time
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Thanks guys! She is on the road again, although I may have lost my buyer, I am not sure. He has 200 reasons to come back and let me know, I imagine he will just take his deposit back and that is okay.
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He he got that upset one that small a thing then he shouldn't get a old car. Cause there's going to be more.
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He he got that upset one that small a thing then he shouldn't get a old car. Cause there's going to be more.
You've got that right. But, this particular guy has eighteen collector cars already.
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Then he has 18 to get upset over and is about to add another. Hope you make the sale. Just sold a 2015 Taurus to a Pa. Constable (Warrant server Prisoner Transporter) like your guy upset cops pulled lights cage etc. when car traded. We gave him a used cage from stock and off to the upfitter he went to spend another $1800.00 for lights push bar etc. Oh yeah its the fifth car he has bought here over the years. So you do what you have to to make the customer happy so he returns.
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