Lately it seems that I’m my own worse enemy.
Car ran fine yesterday and started right up.
Today I took the top off my rear Stromberg carburetor to do a minor cleaning, carefully removed the spring, carefully undid the four screws holding down the diaphragm, carefully removed the diaphragm and then carefully removed the (dirty) piston.
Cleaned everything with spray carb cleaner, wiped it down with a lint free rag. Assembled it in exactly the same order (and way) as originally. Added SU Damper Oil (probably slightly more than what was in it when I took it apart).
Now the car won’t start! Doesn’t even begin to catch. I didn’t touch the choke and it is fully “on” when I pull the choke cable…
I didn’t touch anything else on the carb…and I’m at a compete loss as to what I did - and especially what I need to do now.
As always - advice is greatly appreciated!
Yep, last week during the Texas cold spell I tried to fire up my '75 Cosworth Vega since it is normally my best cold weather car plus it has a very new battery. Would not start. At first I suspected that it had jumped a tooth or two on the cam belt but all the timing marks lined up. Next I swapped out the Delco HEI control module and it fired right up. I keep a spare in the glove box since they can fail without warning as in this case.