My MG starts on ether

Asked by Apr 11, 2016 at 09:11 AM about the 1977 MG MGB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After rebuilding the carb on a '77 B after sitting for 3 years, the car runs, but will only start with ether. All kinds of fuel pressure, but I'm stumped.

6 Answers

4,925

Sounds like you didn't set the needle valve properly. Double check the setting.

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Thanks for your response, I'll check that out.

4,925

I'm not sure, does yours have SU's or Stromburgs?

One Stromberg.

4,925

Thanks. Be sure that you use a very light machine oil in the reservoir. I used to use gun oil but 3-in-1 might work well also. The shoulder on the needle should just touch the top of the jet when it is set right.

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Will do, thanks for taking the time to answer me.

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