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    Zephyr running bad !!

    Hi all, my brother has. Mk2 zephyr with mk3 engine. He has had some issues with it but now has it running in the garage and it seems to Rev clean. However as soon as he tries to drive it, it will just die. Iíve not seen it yet but this is what he is telling me. Iím wondering if he has timed it wrong. Any ideas. Alternatively can anyone tell me what max advance should be set at ?
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    They are quite tolerant to bad timing. If it is running on all six and sounds right it should drive reasonably well. would look somwhere else maybe fuel starvation

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    Ok thanks

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    My old truck used to do the same. Revved great in the garage but dies under load. It turned out to be a bad seal between the carb and the inlet manifold which then sucked air in. Whip the carb off and put some sealer around the gasket. That blue stuff....can’t remember what it’s called

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ6120 View Post
    My old truck used to do the same. Revved great in the garage but dies under load. It turned out to be a bad seal between the carb and the inlet manifold which then sucked air in. Whip the carb off and put some sealer around the gasket. That blue stuff....can’t remember what it’s called
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    While i on idle I'd get some carb cleaner all spray around the carb base, gasket, linkages etc... if it revs up, you found your leak

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    I had this happen on a 105e Anglia. It was driving me crazy! I found a partially blocked filter in the top of the carb where the fuel line went in.

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    Thanks for the reply’s. I have passed them on. I’ll let you know the outcome

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    Also could be the coil breaking down when it warms up, I also had a weird thing on my Cresta , would run fine stationary but when got revving when driving it would start running bad, turned out to be loose/ bad fitting rotor arm , electrics can sometimes give the same symptoms as fuel

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    Hi all, seems his carburettor is flooding. He’s going to get the carb reconditioned and see if that sorts it.

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