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Amal Standard bodgery #60067
03/13/08 10:07 pm
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I'm running a 274 on a '51 C11, and it has a nasty habit of sticking at high idle due to slide wear. Since resleeving (actually re-sliding) is a $150 proposition, has anybody come up with a bodge-like cure for this?

I notice that if I jam a gloved finger in the throat and poke the slide it will settle down. Would a stronger spring, or a means of forcing it to land at the right angle with another spring or something be of any use?


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Re: Amal Standard bodgery #60068
03/13/08 10:12 pm
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Have you tried taking the slide out and seeing where it's binding and lapping it to glide smooth?

A stronger spring would likely do the trick.

Also you might check if you overtightened the nuts and warped the carb body.


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Re: Amal Standard bodgery #60069
03/13/08 10:20 pm
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Thanks for the quick reply. Maybe sticking isn't the right word. It's more of a random idle speed generator than sticking. It's too loose to stick. It's just that it doesn't have a unique resting place due to the excessive play I think. Sometimes it lands with a proper idle, other times not. If I could just get it consistent, I think I'd have a better chance of setting it.


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Re: Amal Standard bodgery #60070
03/14/08 1:55 am
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You need to check that your ignition advance is not sticking and the springs return it to full retard at idle. Advancing the ignition a degree will increase the idle speed. Wandering retard will cause erratic idle speeds. If forcing the idle slower (dragging it down with the clutch) will make it idle then the advance is your problem.


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