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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018 Thread Starter
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144S startup

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New to the site, lookin' to see if anyone out there is familiar with the 144S. Problem is she was not driven for 5 years, cleaned out the gas tank (3 times)! she does start up and idle but she won't rev. I have gone thru a few inline gas filters in the process and I am getting less crud each time I change it out. The original carb or carbs have been changed out to a Weber carb setup, I do have good fuel pump pressure so things are kinda pointing in the direction of the carbuerator : ( . Anyone have any ideas on where to go next? I'm not a carb specialist so I would be interested if someone may have experience with this particular situation, I'm not desperate, yet!! pleeze help td
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019
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You are probably on the right path with the carb. Take it off and send it to a reputable shop with some experience with Webers.....They are not to be trifled with. At least that's what I remember from my time as a Volvo tech in the early 70's. There is probably more that one jet that could use a good clean out.
My experience with cars, motorbikes and various power lawn equipment that has sat too long and not "Stabil-ed" points to fuel starvation.
Just my 2 cts.
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