Well, even though my 1922 has a water pump and coils are set with a buzz box tester, it has been trouble free until last month. The fuel is in an intermediate mode. The fuel system needs to be rebuilt, tank cleaned, and new cord wrapped at the unions. I am dreading removing the tank and removing the filter/fuel shut off. I have often wondered why the fuel drain on the carb has a curve on the pointy end?
1922 what? This summer I put a new tank in my 1915 roadster, and getting the old one out was no big deal. Removing the sediment bulb was also no trouble. I'm having a hard time picturing "the fuel drain on the carb has a curve on the pointy end". How about a photo?
1922 coupe. Easy in easy out. Issue with removing bulb. Best way would be assistance from hot wrench. But there may be other unrelated work to do if I use the hot wrench.
The drain on the needle that screws into the bottom of the float bowl has a point on it that "seats" when screwed all the way in. That's as much as I can understand concerning his question. I don't understand the "curve'" deal. Maybe the needle has been seated so hard so many times the sides of the seat angle are washed out. Or maybe something totally different!
I think it's safe to assume it's a 1922 Model T Ford coupe.
I have seen drain plugs with like a wire coming out of the end of the plug. It could be used for cleaning out small holes? Maybe of the seat got gunk in it you could poke the wire end up in there?