Carburetor issues on a 1965 Spitfire

Asked by Apr 14, 2016 at 03:20 PM about the 1965 Triumph Spitfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I recently replaced the starter solenoid and coil
pack on it and ran fine for 3 miles and then had a
ton of carburetor issues where it seems like it's not
getting enough fuel so I replace the fuel pump fuel
lines clean the carburetors made sure the floats
weren't sticking... when it starts it idles at around
900 for about 3 minutes and then just slowly dies
and then when you drive it the first thru second
gear is fine but once you get into 3rd gear and it
seems like it's togging forward. I have tried
replacing the parts back to stock and it did not
help. All of these problems started to happen when
I let it idles for 20mins and tried to drive it

6 Answers

27,165

is the float set right???

Have not touched them. Because it ran so well for 3days

Before I replaces parts

I mean it's probably stock if the same tires are on it from when it rolled out of the dealer

175

These cars where not designed to run on Ethanol fuel.. Fuel management is very Important.. Fuel lines, gaskets, floats, pumps, Jets..

175

Also check exhaust system inside for collapsed resonator muffler guts.

Your Answer

Spitfire

Looking for a Used Spitfire in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Triumph Spitfire Experts

  • #1
    Peter Adams
    Reputation
    100
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    90
  • #3
    jamnblues
    Reputation
    70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Corvette
658 listings starting at $4,450
Used FIAT 124 Spider
3 Great Deals out of 273 listings starting at $19,995
Used Ford Mustang
8 Great Deals out of 1,126 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Thunderbird
23 listings starting at $13,595
Used Volkswagen Beetle
27 Great Deals out of 302 listings starting at $1,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.