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- 1971 Corvette--Problems Starting
November 22, 2007, 11:17 am
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Have a 71 Corvette that has been sitting for about 6 years....Put a decent
amount of stableizer in the tank before it sat. Replaced the coil,
condenser and the points under the cap looked to be o.k.-- Any other
suggestions would be greatly appreciated as to what to look for to get the
car starting.-Charlie NJ
--ps-- The engine spins with out a problem and i tried a little bit of
starting fluid into the carb and it wouldnt run for even a sec or two.
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November 22, 2007, 6:53 pm
Re: 1971 Corvette--Problems Starting
A '71 should have a Q-Jet carb on it. If so, it is probably a mess from
drying out and sitting. I'd pull that, clean it out, check if the fuel bowl
plugs have been epoxied, and put a new carb kit in it.
The composite float is probably a goner, as they usually sink after a few
years. Replace it with the brass float.
If it ran for a few seconds, then you have fire. Many times people think
there is no spark when the spark is just hard to see in daylight.
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