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1968 First aircooled

Post by swelchy on Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:04 pm



Since bringing her home she has stopped running... currently trying to troubleshoot some fuel issues and hoping to be on the road in a couple weeks........
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by pwmcguire on Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:13 pm

Nice car. I hope it's an easy fix. Welcome to the forum.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:54 pm

Nice car! If we can help let us know

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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by yayarudy on Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:43 pm

Looks good, welcome aboard.
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Welcome to Georgia Dubs!
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by Jon65 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:02 am

Sweet car. Cool Post more pics whenever you get things worked out.

And do post questions if you run into problems. These guys are a great help.

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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by bakertim2 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:52 am

When I get slowed down a bit, I can get over and check it out. Maybe we can figure out what it's doing and get it straightened out.
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by Guest on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:54 am

nice car

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Post by Beetle Bailey on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:22 am

Sweet little ride
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Post by DiggerD on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:40 am

Nice! Welcome to the forums! cheers
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by swelchy on Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:35 pm

Thanks guys... I ordered a rebuilt carb and just went to Herrells and picked up some new fuel line and a couple new filters.... going to drain tank...give it a good rinse(it's very clean inside with a small amount of sediment) blow back the new lines.. the lines were replaced throughout metal and braided cloth lines... install new filter and put on another carb and see if that solves the problem.... it starts right up but eventual acts like it's outta gas... I pulled the top off the carb and it appears the fuel bowl did not have very much gas... so either a blockage.. bad fuel pump or carb is screwy... going to eliminate all these and then I'll look for help if that doesnt do it...
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by bakertim2 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:23 pm

One of the things I have heard of with these cars is vapor lock. Make sure the fuel lines aren't close to a heat source such as the exhaust.
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by jerryg66 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:47 pm

Sounds just like my 72.
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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by Jon65 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:24 pm

jerryg66 wrote:Sounds just like my 72.

Sounds like my '65. But it had dual icts's.

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Re: 1968 First aircooled

Post by swelchy on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:32 pm

I got it!..... Drained Tank..... Rinsed Tank.... All Lines with Compressed Air... Installed new filter near Transmission.... Fueled Back up....left line off carb.... Ran test to check if fuel pump was working.... Nope.... no fuel... pulled the new fuel pump.... Hmmmm rod wad upside down.. pointed end pointing up.... Hmmm.... took pump & rod to Herrells.... They comfirmed the point supposed to be down and..... the rod was a little over a 1/4" to short.... Said the wrong end could have damaged the pump cam... if i'm lucky... throw right size rod in and all good.... put the right length rod in.... Vroom... fired right up.... it still wont idle very good even after being warmed up and it has a slight miss when higher rpms before gear change... so just maybe some fine tuning and she will be purring like a kitten!... Learned a lot today ;0)
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