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Solex Blues Part two

 
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Elan



Joined: 03 Apr 2019
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Location: Florida

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Solex Blues Part two Reply with quote

So I "rebuilt" my "new" carb. 3 times and it still won't idle. So I want to get another one. Anyone know where I can find a salvage yard that would have old 100e s? Or any other suggestions.
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Brett Wilkie



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Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you 100% sure that you don't have some kind of vacuum leak, I know that it sounds obvious but have you tried running it with the wiper vacuum take-off removed and blocked?
I have heard that some of the early VW Beetle engines used a similar carb but I have no idea if they interchange?
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Elan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Good idea Reply with quote

Great idea Brett. I'll try it. I did disconnect the vacuum reservoir and connected the vacuum gauge to the hose to adjust the fuel mix screw. The needle bounced a lot about 5 points and I got very little response tuning the mix screw. Thanks Brett
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JAN



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should also, if you haven't already, check that the base is truly flat; they tend to bow with being tightened down on to the yielding material of the gasket. Also check that there is no play in the throttle spindle bushes, another common cause of air leaks which doesn't help the idling mixture.
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Elan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: OK Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Jan , will do
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