[DMCForum] Re: update on 16879
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[DMCForum] Re: update on 16879

Just adjusting the mixture won't hurt the car. Give it a shot,
because I'd bet DMCF will probably change out the distributor anyway.

What all are you having DMCF do to the car?

-Joe O'Brien

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jack Stiefel" <jackstiefel@xxxx>
> 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
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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.
> 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
> 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
> > 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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