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: Dan April 21, 2019, 07:14:57 AM
Any Dellorto Experts around?
Having issues i can't fix up.
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: mitchy965 April 21, 2019, 07:17:29 AM
what's  the issue? the dreaded dell drip?
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: Chris April 21, 2019, 12:29:59 PM
We're all experts.

Tell us about your problem
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: Dan April 22, 2019, 07:07:39 AM
Won't idle.
No acceleration
One barrel does not seem to work.
I can choke every cylinder and motor craps out,Except for #2 no effect.
Compression is over 110 in cylinder #2
this motor sat for a very long time.
Maybe crap old fuel?
Has old 009 distributor
Plan on changing out plugs wires etc
But would like to find someone to got thru the carbs.
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: mitchy965 April 22, 2019, 07:59:00 AM
plugged idle jet...very common issue due to the location of the jet. just remove jet and holder and blow clear with compressed air or carb cleaner.
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: maximumvw April 22, 2019, 08:27:29 AM
Yes, sounds like an idle jet issues. I am dealing with a similar problem and isolated it by swapping jets from side to side before spending a lot of time with carb cleaner and a copper wire to clear it out.
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: 52 split April 22, 2019, 07:38:55 PM
hey mitch  do you do the dell drip repair?. seen how its done but not sure if i want to give it a go.what can you use for the lead ball?
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: mitchy965 April 22, 2019, 11:13:05 PM
yeah ,I've done them. I used small fishing weights and made a driver to seat them. a better method involves tapping and plugging. be carful that you have diagnosed it properly,i have gone in to repair only to find the plugs are in place and sealing. floats and their adjustment, needle and seats and high fuel pressure are a more likely cause.
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: Dan April 23, 2019, 07:15:13 AM
Perfect.Thanks guys.
Will try that.