Pete's 58 Lowlight Karmann Ghia

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  • JWDII
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    Dang Pete! I’m sure you can figure it out.

    Just a thought, I can send this pump I have to Franz, He can check it out and see if it can help you out. If it’s good maybe they can knock some off my tab at KCW and you and him work it out on your side. 🙂

    Franz
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    Send it to Pete. I don’t need to mess it up.

    Pete
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    Chances are much higher in this equation that I’ve messed something up.  🙂

    Appreciate the fuel pump offer, but I’m going to try and sort out what I have first.

    JWDII
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    No Problem Pete/ Franz! You got this Pete, stay after it and enjoy it.

    barefootdriver
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    Just a thought…I’m by no means a carb/fuel pump expert, but have you checked it on different fuel? A couple buddies had a similar problem in summer on the way to the Spa show in Belgium…turned out to be bad gas.

    Pete
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    I suspect the increased fuel pressure from 1.5 psi to 4 may have pushed some sediment through the carb that might have otherwise been dormant in the bottom of a float bowl or something.  Right carb has always been a good bit leaner/starved being farthest from the fuel pump, and getting a full flow of fuel may have flushed things around in it.  Will investigate/clean this evening.  I think it’s getting close.

    Thanks everyone for the ideas/suggestions.  It really helps with the troubleshooting.  I envy you guys within a day’s driving distance to KCW.

    dirtylawnchair
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    If you are diving into the carbs again, tripple check the float levels.  Dells are super finicky when it comes to float levels.

     

    float_level_setting_instructions_dellorto_drla

     

    There are some good YouTube videos out there too to help trouble shoot Dells.

    Pete
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    The fuel inlet/outlet double union on the left carb had some trash in it, partially blocking fuel to the right carb and eventually choking it off completely.  Glad that’s solved.  Franz nailed it being a fuel delivery issue.  Thanks again for all the help everyone.

    cookiemonster131
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    So does this mean it is running and driving?

    JWDII
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    Glad to hear you figuring it out Pete.

    Pete
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    So does this mean it is running and driving?

    It should.  I’m going to change out the fuel line and filter before I drive it.

    Franz
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    Where did the trash come from?

    Pete
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    Where did the trash come from?

    Not sure, but I presume scale/sediment from the fuel tank making it past the filters/screens.  It may go back to when I first installed the engine and couldn’t get any fuel to flow through the hard line in the pan and used the vacuum bleeder to pull it through….guessing maybe doing that dislodged a bunch of crap.  The “stumbling” had come on gradually and progressively got worse, so likely a slow buildup of that stuff?

    Pat K
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    Nice work Pete…hope you get to enjoy some cruising this weekend. Weather looking good down there?

    We will build it if it comes.

    cookiemonster131
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    Drive today?

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