June 25, 2005
by: jovial_cynic
Fired it up again. This time, I used a different carburetor (the previous one I had seemed to leak at the float). this one was from an L20b, so it had the nice glass viewing bowl. It filled up properly when I had the fuel pump sucking from a juice box filled with gasoline. Since that works, I can fill up my gas tank and run it from there if I want to. I just need to make sure to get a fuel filter first.

The linkages on the hitachi carb I'm using are a little more complex than I like, on account of emissions and all. I do have a small down-draft weber I will use in place of it... provided that I can get it to fit properly. I'll have to see if I have all the linkages I need for it as well. It's a pity that I sold my side draft webers before I know what they were good for... that sucks.

I can consistently get the car to start (by dumping fuel into the throat), and once it starts, I can get it to keep running by revving it over and over again. I don't yet have it consistently starting straight from the gasoline in the bowl, and I suspect that's because I have the idle adjustments WAY off. We'll see.

I'm going to bolt the exhaust up today so I don't have to keep breathing in exhaust fumes, and it'll be interesting to see the change in sound once I have it hooked up. As it was, it was loud, but not unbearably so. The muffler should reduce it significantly. I'll be interested to hear how that sounds.
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