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    Thread: white smoke/squirting fuel (weber 38)

    1. Member popejames's Avatar
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      08-08-2012 08:12 PM #1
      I just picked this carb up, used from another vortex member and rebuilt it ( 38 dgas ). I set the mixture screw 1 1/2 turns out. The idle speed screw is set to factory settings. Cranked it a couple of times to get gas to the carb. It fired up strong and sounded like a big tractor. I then started to adjust the mixture screws in till the carb died. After that, nothing went smooth.

      I tried to back out the idle mixture screw a little and restart the car but it was having a rough time. I noticed some whitish smoke forming around the exhaust and coming out of the top of the carb. I tried starting it again and it was shooting out gas and was forming more whitish smoke. I tried to start but It kept failing.

      Thought the timing may be off so I followed the timing instructions off cabby info. Tried starting it again but had the same symptoms, white smoke, gas shooting out the top of carb ( currently no filter on carb). FPR is running 4psi. Everything is stock on the car (85 cabriolet)

      You guys have any thoughts?
      Don't hurt me...I don't know what I'm talking about

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      08-08-2012 10:05 PM #2
      diesel or other in gas tank??

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      08-09-2012 02:21 PM #3
      It might have a little water in the gas. I can't see that causing whitish smoke though. I'm thinking that I flooded it or have timed it wrong. I'm going try timing it again today and see what happens. I'm wondering if i need a stronger spark.
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      08-10-2012 01:04 AM #4
      Ended up being the timing was off a little and plug wires were wired wrong
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