Carbs


Spitz
05-30-2004, 12:41 AM
My brother just took delivery of a 1973 2+2 V12 e-type.
He's not mechanically inclined...I am somewhat.
I checked his carbs and they all had very little trace of oil in the dashpot. I am familiar with SU carbs, but not Stromberg's. (I'm assumming it's the same theory).....I filled then to just below the theads with ATF. The car seems to bog down when the initially accelerating.
Should I be using a thicker/thinner oil? Have I used too much oil..?
Secondly.....Ive never heard..let alone driven a V12. The sound at idle was a sound I didn't expect. It sounds like a 6 cyl. Could one side of the exhaust be plugged...? (I didn't think to put my ear down to the pipes).

Thanks for any replies...excuse my nievety..
Cheers

E-Type
12-06-2004, 09:04 PM
My brother just took delivery of a 1973 2+2 V12 e-type.
He's not mechanically inclined...I am somewhat.
I checked his carbs and they all had very little trace of oil in the dashpot. I am familiar with SU carbs, but not Stromberg's. (I'm assumming it's the same theory).....I filled then to just below the theads with ATF. The car seems to bog down when the initially accelerating.
Should I be using a thicker/thinner oil? Have I used too much oil..?
Secondly.....Ive never heard..let alone driven a V12. The sound at idle was a sound I didn't expect. It sounds like a 6 cyl. Could one side of the exhaust be plugged...? (I didn't think to put my ear down to the pipes).

Thanks for any replies...excuse my nievety..
Cheers


Hi Spitz:

Do not use ATF in the Strombergs, use straight 30 weight oil.

As far as the sound goes you probably have the 4 port exhaust, which usually sounds a sweet note. The first thing that I would suggest is that you replace the plugs, and check the spark plug wires for dry rots. If they are old or heat corroded, you might experience problems.

Good luck and have a ball with your baby!!!

Regards,

E-Type

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