Wednesday, 22 December 2021
The Jeep was running too rich, so I cleaned the carburettor and adjusted the mixture. All was well for a few days until the Jeep refused to start.
Our Jeep has a 2 litre Ford Pinto Engine with a Weber DGV as used in the Capri and Granada, so it looks a bit different from most Cjs.
I was starting to wonder if I'd need a new Weber or maybe an SU-conversion, but some dismantling showed only a blocked float valve. With the top off the carb it was clear that the float chamber was completely empty, while there was a good flow of fuel to the inlet. Maybe working on the fuel system had dislodged some debris that blocked the valve.
After this the car started fine, so it seems the Weber will stay for now as the car has plenty of power with this setup.
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Thursday, 25 November 2021
This was very hard to see and I needed to crawl into the tight space in the footwell. Here you can see the rather tight work area, but with a torch I could just see how the plastic hose was just randomly inserted into the airbox. Some air might have been able to reach the windscreen, but messing around with the radio and electric connections had displaced the loose hoses, so now there was no airflow at all. I never wondered much about this, as it is an old car and demisting was accomplished by wiping the screen with a rag and driving with the window and quarterlights open anyway. It occurred to me this was probably not the way the car was designed, so I decided to investigate.
Having found the flaw I cut two short ends of pipe and inserted these between the plastic and the two corresponding holes in the airbox.