Well, I stick of fuel, the carb has had everything removed and cleaned and blown out, I'm going to replace it and try again, but possibly not until the weekend.
I have been in touch with an old school carb shop local to me, they would rather have the whole car (not going to happen) but they can check it out visually and stuff, and they have a bloke who has a static motor that it could be put on, cost £60 + vat.
Now I'm hoping my fiddle around and stuff has worked, because that'd be me birthday money gone... :sniff:
I also found a Gunson tuner thingy that I forgot I had, it can test dwell etc so if the carb stops overfuelling I'll have a crack at that too.
Is it definitely a 3.0 and not a 2.5 possibly leading to it being over-fueled?
I've have the carb completely to bits (well, I didn't take out the spindles/butterflies) cleaned it all, blown out all the jets, reset float height, replaced all the hoses (just in case) and it's still puking fuel into the choke side venturi... :mooooh:
I might have to take it off again and give it to the carb place, I'd love to take the whole car there so they can see it running, but they are the otherside of Leicester and I have no trailer/transporter.
Really really getting on me tits now.
What fuel pump is it Guy?
You may have it set up incorrectly and also involves timing as I mentioned before. Set the mixture screws at 1.5 turns out ,back the throttle idle off until it doesn't just doesn't touch and then turn that in 1.5 turns only . If you already have the idle screwed out more than 1.5 turns this can open the transition holes and make it run rich which in turn will destroy vacuum and make the fuel drop in instead of atomising .
With the carb set up as above then set your points gap correctly ( there are two different settings dependent on make of dizzy) and then start and adjust your timing by moving the dizzy until you get the best idle and then back off slightly .
Kapri I know Guys distributor is a Motocraft one but no idea what the points gap should be. Do not know if it is the same as the 2.8 which is 0.025in - 0.64mm
.65mm ( no idea in thou" ) . Also check the gap on ALL lobes, wouldn't be the first with a twisted shaft I've come across.