Thursday, 8 January 2015

No time to be idle

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley.
Robert Burns
Tonight we continued with the seemingly endless search for a steadily idling engine. We stripped down the replacement carburettor that was kindly donated by Marius' dad. Despite it being in superb condition, and having worked perfectly in the source engine, it still wouldn't allow Marigold's engine to maintain a steady idle speed.

So we stripped it down to all it's component parts and cleaned every bit of it until it was spotless. We reassembled the whole and carefully refitted it. And all of a sudden . . .

. . . nothing happened. She starts easily and revs it up nicely if you keep pumping the accelerator. But still no smooth idle. No matter how carefully we adjust and set all of the variables it makes no difference. Aaaargh!

I can't shake the feeling that we are missing something obvious.

Till next time, in frustrated confusion...
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