I had a thread on the 2016 forum at the very end and I was happy my little TT was running better. I got it out today and it cranked and run good for a while and as I went up the hill started sputtering and quit. Cranked it back up, went about a mile to the fire department and headed on up the long hill in front of my house on the hwy. Seems it just does not have the power. Just kinda strained up the hill. Well when i turned around and came back towards home, it started bucking and sputtering and acting a fool. I got it in the driveway, adjusted the carb and it ran smooth as could be.
I am thinking water in the fuel and changes in vehicle angle are letting the water slosh around and get in the system.
I am having trouble ciphering as I can't remember what water in the fuel symptoms are.Help with reminders of what symptoms would show water in fuel?
Mack, It sounds as the seddlement screen is plugged at the bottom of tank, try shutting it off take the line off at the carb, take a quart can, open valve back up and see if the fuel keeps running or it slows down? Hope this help. Joe
I don't know about water, but it sure sounds like fuel starvation of some kind. I think Joe's suggestion is a good place to start.
A couple of us ate some humble pie early last year trying to sort out a similar problem. Spent several hours over 2 days swapping carburetors and setting up alternate fuel sources to eliminate the tank. Finally found the elbow that goes into the side of the carburetor was almost completely closed off with crud. Cleaned the elbow and everything was fine. Fuel starvation can take place anywhere in the system.
A lot of water hiding in the bottom of the tank and only getting to the carb after a good sloshing is also possible but less likely in my mind. However you could drain the tank completely and then shine a light (electric, not a match or candle ) in the tank and see what's left.
At the T Centennial in 2008 I spent one morning working with Jon and RV on their beautiful 1914 touring. It wouldn't start despite fuel in the tank and good spark. Yep it had dirt in the carburetor elbow too!
It can be anywhere.
Thanks for the heads up.i needed some ideas. I will get it back in the shop next week and start at 1 end of the fuel system and go to the other.