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Re: flooding carb on super 8
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2018/10/28 16:42
From Bruce, MI
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My 1940 was flooding as well. I used a higher octane fuel (91 vs 87) as I wanted to use fuel without the ethanol. Unfortunately the higher octane fuel has a lower boiling point so fuel would flow into the carb after it was started.

Also, as Owen suggested, check the fuel pressure going to the carb. I believe it should be approx 3 lbs. If you use a electric fuel pump you may need a regulator to lower the pressure on it.

Posted on: 9/11 19:39:09
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Re: flooding carb on super 8
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2010/5/20 12:56
From Long Island
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Everything is original. Vac tank will soon be removed and scoured, float repaired though it looks like it's working again. Started it for about 1 minute yesterday - choke open, hand throttle almost closed. While it was running the gas in the filter bowl (between gas tank and vac tank) turned black - apparently lots of sludge. I looked later and the upper layer of gas was clear, lower not. Hence 'sludge'. Main issue now - I need it to run long enough to back it out of the garage and turn it on the street to get it onto a flatbed next week. Then gas and vac tank will get cleaned out. Gas tank mainly a flush, I think (it was sand blasted a few years ago). But vac tank hasn't been really worked on in decades. Carb likely needs a quick flush too.

So I just need to figure out how to get it to run for 5 minutes. I will dump out the contents of the filter bowl; no idea what to do with it though.

FYI, this engine is the predecessor of the Super 8 - basically the same engine. Car was built as Packard transitioned from Series 2 to 3. Classified as 2, but has the windshield of the 3, built May 1926, sold a month later in Philly to a family that seems to have traded in a 1916 version.

Posted on: 9/11 22:19:46
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Re: flooding carb on super 8
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2010/5/10 18:48
From Rockledge, Florida
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Hi,

Just wanted to pop in and say that Daytona Parts just finished my carb and they did an amazing job. The gent there is a carburetor encyclopedia and is very, very helpful.

I got lucky as they are only 45 minutes away from where I live but the bulk of their business is done by mail.

-Crin

Posted on: 9/15 14:10:27
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Re: flooding carb on super 8
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From Long Island
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We're in Metro NYC area. No parts issue hopefully.

Posted on: 9/15 17:08:21
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