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Old 05-03-2017, 03:56:01 AM
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I just put a kit in the carb on a 8N Ford. You have to leave the choke on and it runs great. It dies when you shut the choke off. Any ideas? Thanks
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Default Re: *N Ford Carburetor

Obviously, you aren't getting enough gas so I'm gonna go on my experience and say its your float level. I recently dealt with that very issue on FIL's 9N so that's why I'm leaning that way. The float in those carbs is awful big compared to the size of the bowl itself and the travel is very limited because of that.
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Default Re: *N Ford Carburetor

Usually means there's a passage plugged somewhere...did you blow & run wire through every passage & make sure they're open? The main jet passage in the bottom of those carbs is hard to get cleaned out sometimes.
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Default Re: *N Ford Carburetor

I haven't messed with a M/S carb for a while but I seem to recall some of them had an idle needle that was opposite. you screwed it in to richen it and out to lean it. try turning in on the idle mixture and see if it doesn't help
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