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Won't idle up

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05-15-2018 18:16:46

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Have a Ford 2n.Ran great but now doesn't want to take the gas without stumbling.Nothing has changed since it ran great.Neighbor said his was a governor linkage stuck.Mine will start and idle but won't take gas unless It is almost full choked.

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Dollar Bill

05-17-2018 03:21:41

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 Re: Won't idle up in reply to Juniorinky, 05-15-2018 18:16:46  
Since you have verified fuel delivery past the float valve, needing choke to run symptoms bring four suspects to mind.

- Incorrect float level + Should be 1/4" space between float and gasket with carb inverted.
- Distributor not advancing + Check with timing light.
- Vacuum leak + With engine running, spray starter fluid at all junctions that have a gasket and are under vacuum.
- Weak spark + Should be blue/white and easily jump a 1/4" gapped spark plug.

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05-15-2018 19:03:16

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 Re: Won't idle up in reply to Juniorinky, 05-15-2018 18:16:46  
hi junior, welcome to YT :)

how's your fuel flow? with the valve at the sediment bowl open and the plug removed from the bottom of the carb, the flow should fill a pint jar in 2 minutes or less.

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05-16-2018 19:19:20

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 Re: Won't idle up in reply to HFJ, 05-15-2018 19:03:16  
Yea fuel is good.Starts up fine.Idles fine.But it will not take gas unless I have choke almost completely closed.This just started happening.I have the original carb that came with it I'll put it on tommorow and see if it helps.

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