RE: [DMCForum] update on 16879
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RE: [DMCForum] update on 16879



I am going to leave it alone now that I reached my "dream" of seeing her
start up.  I am well beyond my point of damage (I tend to break more than I
fix on my cars), so I now leave her sit until DMCF is ready to accept her.

Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl
DMC Vin 03461 1981 Grey 5 speed
DMC Vin 16879 1983 Black 5 speed
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-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Martin Gutkowski
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 3:49 AM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DMCForum] update on 16879

You need to get to the mixture adjustment screw and richen her up. Not
all metering heads are equal and that's what it's there for. Your
diagnosis of not enough fuel sounds bang on to me

Don't leave it running on the cold start for long - goot test but bad
for the engine.

Martin

Jack Stiefel wrote:

> Well it has been an interesting few days with 16879. I had to pick up a
> load of scrap wheels at a junkyard in Osprey, Fl and while I was there, I
> asked the head guy if he had any Volvos out there from the early to late
> 80s. He told me he had lots and to go and take a look.
>
>
>
> I was looking for a fuel distributor as I think mine was gummed up as I
> posted earlier. Well after walking about a ½ mile to the bitter back
> of his
> yard low and behold there was a Volvo with our engine in it. Boy was it
> weird seeing on for the first time backwards in anther car. Anyway I
> removed the distributor and paid my $16.00 for it and left. When I got
> home
> I took some Emory cloth to the plunger and cleaned it up. It slid in and
> out perfectly, so I installed it in 16879. It made things better, but did
> not start fully. It now seemed to want to fire up, but just couldnt get
> enough fuel  just chugged and sputtered out.
>
>






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