76 ROYAL MONACO BROUGHAM IN KB8 ...NOT MINE...YET

Dobalovr

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Yes, we believe you did. :rofl:Hope you're soon cruising the highways in it.:canada::thumbsup:
Just went and tried it again. It's only 32 degrees out I don't know why it's being such a puxxy. Couple of hammer taps and now it does nothing lol. Oh BTW the carb is not bolted down tight...mmmm problems in the past maybe??? Seller says started and ran fine last week......:BangHead::BangHead::BangHead: who has a cheap Eddy they can sell me lol
 

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Gas is squirting out the vent and flooding the carb out. The plugs are likely fouled good by the transporter. I can get it to fire but dies 3-5 seconds later. Choke is coming on ok and starter is rolling over good.

Sound like it’s just flooded by someone stomping on the glass pedal too many times. The accelerator pump drives two solid streams of fuel right at the venturis in a TQ and some of the spray will come out the top of a non running engine. They will also flood the engine quickly if you give it too much initial gas on a cold start.

I don’t know your level of knowledge so forgive me if the following is too obvious.

You’ll need an assistant and a little starter fluid to clear it.

Hold down the throttle to open the throttles and take off the choke manually to clear it. Do not pump the throttles beyond just opening them all the way. (Sounds like the choke may also be set too rich and is fouling the plugs after initial start.....Made worse by already badly fouled plugs.)

Above is the best way to clear a badly flooded engine with fouled plugs.

When it fires, resist the temptation to pump the throttle. Just let it die. Do not release the fully open throttle! Squirt a little starter fluid and start again...... without pumping more gas! It will rumble to life with a few cylinders at first and then more as they clear. When you think you’ve got at least four cylinders firing then start giving it some throttle..... slowly. If it dies, start again as above.

I don’t think there is anything too wrong with your thermoquad. Just a driver that fouled it badly a few times before you got it.

If, for some reason, the above does not clear your cylinders and get you going, you may need to pull and clean out the plugs, check for a good hot spark and proper timing.

Also, check that there is no fuel smell in the oil before you start the above. All that fuel may have wiped your cylinders and may be throwing your compression balance out the window as well as messing up your bores if allowed to continue.

IMO.

Let me know if the above works for you.
 
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Since you'll have the plugs out....I would just put new plugs in it. You don't know how old the ones that are in it now.

My old engine needed a squirt of ether to start below 50°. I kept a can of ether in the car.

My new engine fires right up to 38° so far. No point in trying to start that high compression engine any colder than that plus I wouldn't want to hit any icy spots driving with it.
 

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Another very simple thing. Before you try to start it pull the dipstick and see if it's over filled and smells of raw gasoline! You'll never get compression if the cylinders have been washed clean by to much gas. If it is change the oil immediately before anything else. You don't want to get a rod knock or deflate any lifters with gasoline thinned oil!
 

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Sound like it’s just flooded by someone stomping on the glass pedal too many times. The accelerator pump drives two solid streams of fuel right at the venturis in a TQ and some of the spray will come out the top of a non running engine. They will also flood the engine quickly if you give it too much initial gas on a cold start.

I don’t know your level of knowledge so forgive me if the following is too obvious.

You’ll need an assistant and a little starter fluid to clear it.

Hold down the throttle to open the throttles and take off the choke manually to clear it. Do not pump the throttles beyond just opening them all the way. (Sounds like the choke may also be set too rich and is fouling the plugs after initial start.....Made worse by already badly fouled plugs.)

Above is the best way to clear a badly flooded engine with fouled plugs.

When it fires, resist the temptation to pump the throttle. Just let it die. Do not release the fully open throttle! Squirt a little starter fluid and start again...... without pumping more gas! It will rumble to life with a few cylinders at first and then more as they clear. When you think you’ve got at least four cylinders firing then start giving it some throttle..... slowly. If it dies, start again as above.

I don’t think there is anything too wrong with your thermoquad. Just a driver that fouled it badly a few times before you got it.

If, for some reason, the above does not clear your cylinders and get you going, you may need to pull and clean out the plugs, check for a good hot spark and proper timing.

Also, check that there is no fuel smell in the oil before you start the above. All that fuel may have wiped your cylinders and may be throwing your compression balance out the window as well as messing up your bores if allowed to continue.

IMO.

Let me know if the above works for you.
Thanks Javier I knew you would have the answer. First things first will be to tighten it down properly then I will check the oil for gas contamination. I have confirmed spark so that's not an issue. I will pull the plugs as I have replacements. The car is sitting outside in our back lot so to move it indoors to do a full service/oil change means a tow. I have manually opened the choke and ran starting fluid before on TQ's so I will grab my helper tomorrow and give your instructions a test run. I would prefer to run the TQ and leave the car as original but it will be a test of my patience that is guaranteed.
:thankyou:
 

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Thanks Javier I knew you would have the answer. First things first will be to tighten it down properly then I will check the oil for gas contamination. I have confirmed spark so that's not an issue. I will pull the plugs as I have replacements. The car is sitting outside in our back lot so to move it indoors to do a full service/oil change means a tow. I have manually opened the choke and ran starting fluid before on TQ's so I will grab my helper tomorrow and give your instructions a test run. I would prefer to run the TQ and leave the car as original but it will be a test of my patience that is guaranteed.
:thankyou:
Goodluck Graham, if I hear bad language tomorrow I'll know it's from Calgary. Lol.
 

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Well quick adjust of the floats and voila runs and drives!
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Hey is that a Bobby Vinton 8 track tape sitting on the hump. Roses are red my love , my car is blue :lol:
 

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Since you are in Canada, why worry about the Auto Temp II? Just make sure the windows all roll down and you should be set.

This is probably the best post hose picture I've seen here yet. Looks great.
 

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She’s a sweet looking ride Graham, congratulations, I’m jealous. She is certainly in better shape then my sunroof car is..
 

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Actually the ATC II works pretty well and the A/C has been converted. The only issue is the fan doesn’t turn off when the dystem is off. Ideas anyone?
 
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