I am trying to get my 220s back on the road. Its the 6cyl with dual
carbs. It starts up but will not idle smoothly as I step on the gas to
rev up the engine and backfires and shakes in neutral alot? I pulled
off the coil wire and it is rusty down in the coil could this have
something to do with it? Thanks:)Nelson
I don't recall if you said how long the car had been sitting, but gasoline
can turn watery and stale in only a few months. It's always a good idea
drain out old gasoline and replace with fresh gas when you have a problem
like this; very often it's just a bad tank of gas.
Yeah, exactly. When tuning a car you need to start with good valve
timing and adjustment, then good ignition, last good fuel mixture.
Don't touch your carbs. I would guess that if there is rust in the
coil connection that your ignition points are trashed. Get new ones
and gap them, then new cap, rotor, plug wires and plugs. Then kick the
car over and see how it runs.
It's just a start, and best of luck
I'm not familiar with the 220S, but by any chance are those sidedraft type
carbs? Those of us who have dealt with them on Brit cars, Volvos and the
like know them to be a common source of trouble. 90% chance that any old
sidedraft carbs need to be rebuilt or thrown away.
Hello and Thanks for the help!! How can I tell if they are side draft?
I know the butterfly or the place where I pour in gas to jumpstart if
the lines ever went dry was on top of the carbs...does this help?
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