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April 26, 2010 at 8:12 am #12339
The CO on my van is off the scale when the engine is being reved and it has very poor mpg. CO at idle is OK and can be adjusted. Please help.April 26, 2010 at 10:25 am #23415
MPG for a 997 anywhere between 25 to 40.
Depends on what carb it is fitted with. For the year, it should be a solex of some description. If it is the original Van solex (with very tiny choke hole), then bin it is my personal opinion and get a later car type solex with air cleaner to suit. Avoid the Ford/Autolite/motorcraft type carb too, as they were notoriously rubbish.
But first off check air cleaner isn’t clogged, check the timing (for unleaded you need about 8 degree BTDC), and check the condition of all the spark plugs.April 26, 2010 at 11:38 am #23416
Thanks Ken. I’ve tried stripping and cleaning carb. Made no difference. Do you know of anyone with a car Solex carb and air cleaner?April 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm #23417
I’ve probably got one or two you can put in for reconditioning, which is what I’d do anyway with a lovely van like that. I have no spare air cleaners though.
Failing that put a wanted ad on here and on 105speed forum.
Edit: see you have!!!!April 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm #23418
Thanks Ken. I’m going to get mine reconed with Gower and Lee carb specialist. Another quick question Ken (sorry to be a pain but I’m new to the Anglia seen!) but I cant find a button on the dash to operate the washers. I know they are the manual pump type but cant find a button. Where would it normally be. And can you get tailor made outdoor covers for them. ThanksApril 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm #23419
Dunno ask Gary, they could be anywhere, or follow the washer tube to see where it goes. Some have seperate, some may have been converted to fit on wiper switch. wasn’t a requirement when sold. All were add on kits until about 63/64.
As said in the previous post, if yours is the original small choke bore carb, I wouldn’t waste your money, as they are dreadful carbs. They were notorious for flat spots, bad running even from new. They were superseded very early on. post a pic I can identify it for you before you go ahead.
I just used an oversized car cover for mine with the furry lining. I cant remember where i got it had it so long now. Do a net search for tailor made covers.April 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm #23420
@Ken B wrote:
As said in the previous post, if yours is the original small choke bore carb, I wouldn’t waste your money, as they are dreadful carbs. They were notorious for flat spots, bad running even from new.
I’ll go along with that. In fact, the later Solex with accelerator pump was hardly a wonderful piece of kit, but a vast improvement on the original.April 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm #23424
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