Unfortunately have had to stop work on the 123 dizzy due to a bad chest infection, coupled with my
asthma it does make for an awkward time, especially when illness strikes after getting the machined bits,
However, I did some minor work (weather permitting) on the carbs, because the idle whether hot or
cold is never consistent from one day to the next.
I have previously changed a full service kit including the jets, needles, springs, float service, hoses pretty much
everything, but the problem always remains, varying from settings.
Having had enough I ordered a new set or carbs from Burlen in February 2017, and they believe the order will
be fulfilled by March 2018. I'm patient, but too anxious to find the problem to wait. So I ordered a set of std jets
Put these in and the problem presented itself immediately, the front carb jet was not always going back up flush
after pulling the choke out, and even then was lowering itself slowly on its own.
Both carbs out, all cleaned up, the choke spring cam all dismantled and compared and lubed, still the same.
6 hours later I just bent the linkage arm holding the jet. Sorted.
12 flats down on the jet height from bridge reset, idle screws totally up and then down to a touch, and all refitted.
The car is now idling and even on choke, smoother than it has ever been in my entire ownership, all adjustments
made are percievable and remain at setting day after day, even the novelty vacuum gauge on the manifold hardly
The waxstats removed were in the car for around 1 year, brand new and part of the major service kit, I think that
its sods law that a faulty one found its way to me.
Minor adjustments left to do, but have to wait a week or so.
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