I am preparing my 1913 Touring for Hershey and am wrestling with a seemingly irreparable carburetor problem: I have an early Holley Model G (I know it is not right for '13) which worked fine until I changed the float valve because the unit leaked . Now that I have taken the carburetor apart a dozen times, I realize that this problem may have been due to mis-adjustment of the float itself.
Anyway, now, the car starts and sounds great, but only runs for about 5 seconds before it stops: choke, 1/2 crank, choke, 1/2 crank, then 1/2 crank and it pops right off.. for 5 or so seconds.
I have set the float so that the "puddle" is just where it should be, no leaking, still not working.
I notice that the venturi is not held in with any kind of ring or screw. Throttle is fine, new gaskets, nice seal to the intake manifold.
If any of you T experts have any ideas, I am all ears! I only have a week to correct this issue as I am planning to run the car at Hershey.
Alternatively, if anyone has a carburetor (preferably the correct year) that they would be willing to sell me (or even loan me), I would be very appreciative.
I sent you a PM, Keith
If the little wire retaining ring that holds the venturi in is missing then it will raise up when the motor starts causing it to die I'm sure, unless that is the old pot metal venturi and it's swelled and stuck in place.
Sent a PM and an email, Charles.
Ok, that missing wire retaining ring may be the problem. That ring must have come out even though I never saw it.. The venturi has about a 3/16" up and down movement without it.