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I have a '69 E Type with stromberg 175 cd-2's that are causing problems when the engine warms to operating temperature. It runs fine when it is cold and then when it warms up it quits. When I try to restart, it will not start until it cools down (it acts and sounds like it is out of gas). I believe it is running rich by the looks of the tailpipe (black). I have replaced the float in both carbs as they were bad and set them to specs. I have had the problem since then. Any Ideas? Thanks, Rich

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Your problem is more likely a distributor-timing problem, than a carburator problem. The richness of the fuel acts like a constant choke, and the car runs fine until it warms up.

Once the car is warm, try manually advancing the spark. If that helps, then take the distributor to a repair shop that can tell you if the vacuum advance is working properly.

Remember, the spark must be +10 degrees advanced when cold.

Good Luck

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