Post by Willys Terkker on Oct 28, 2018 12:15:18 GMT -5
Hello all, new member here. Enjoyed meeting Rick at the annual Willys Jeep Get Together in Mills River, NC this month; and appreciate his taking my call of desperation after that. Ran into a carb situation that I had never encountered in 60 years of engine tuning. Engine idle would not respond to idle mixture screw adjustment. Check out all the usual suspects; throttle plate too far open, clogged idle passages, timing issues,.... Finally, after a week's respite to clear my head, I found that on one try, the idle mixture screw screwed significantly further into the carb body than on the prior 10 (?) occasions. Apparently, there was sufficient side play in the idle mixture screw treading to allow the tip of the idle mixture screw to miss the port hole and instead, hit the side of the orifice casting. So, even at what I thought was the "bottomed out" position, the idle mixture port was fully open. Needles to say, backing off 2-1/2 turns from that position only made things worse. Once I properly seated the idle mixture screw in the idle mixture port and then backed off 2-1/2 turns, all went well. Kind of a dumb mistake for a guy who has put 87,000 miles on his Willys Station wagon driving it around the the United States for the past 41 years. Back on the road again!
muley: raining like a sob here on the snake river plain..
Sept 19, 2021 11:38:14 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Lee had a HBR for his birthday! It was good too!
Sept 19, 2021 16:49:04 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Y'all have fun out there.
Sept 19, 2021 18:23:10 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Just a few more things to do for the Asheville show, when I finish my coffee.
Sept 20, 2021 4:06:39 GMT -5
muley: yesterdays big rain cleared the smoke. can see clear on up into the sawtooth this morning. nice to be able to breathe..
Sept 20, 2021 9:36:42 GMT -5
Lee: Lee had 2 HBR’s on his BD, and enjoyed them 👍🏽😉
Sept 20, 2021 12:51:15 GMT -5
oilleaker1: 53 and scattered showers. Any rain helps. Sure is dry. May have to have a HBR to feel seasonal.
Sept 20, 2021 17:18:58 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: We're supposed to get some rain over the next couple of days. The chance of thunder is low. I hope Bean the Wonder Dog gets to sleep.
Sept 20, 2021 18:16:42 GMT -5
Lee: Rained here this afternoon, heavy at times but needed.
Sept 20, 2021 20:28:38 GMT -5
muley: Annie worked me like a rented mule today pulling 1/4 mile of down (half buried) barb wire and T posts on the north boundary we have wanted it gone for 20yrs. Natcherly she ran the loader and I chained the posts..
Sept 20, 2021 21:08:50 GMT -5
muley: Bonus we recovered about 50 posts, half of which are suitable for reuse..
Sept 20, 2021 21:14:37 GMT -5