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Massey Ferg 28 stalling

I have an old massey Feerg 28 (1953 according to date on starter motor. It had been sitting for about a year without going. Have cleaned out fuel tank, tap, bowl, new plugs, leads etc. Thing starts ok and drives.
However, when throttle opened up in 4th gear it dies and conks out. A friend suggested air getting sucked in above carb so gasket replaced. I haven't fiddled with mixture settings as don't want to make things worse as I don't kniow what I'm doing !! Any suggestions as to what to try next?

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  • Dave harlock Sep 09, 2009

    I haven't troed the choke but will do that asap. I've cleaned out the carb and got rid of the gummy residue from months sitting around. Afetr it conks out, I can reduce the throttle and it starts again easily enough.

  • dieseldod May 11, 2010

    whats happens if the choke is applied slightly when its about to conk out? Have you stripped and cleaned the carb? there may be a piece of debris floating around and blocking the jets when the engine is demanding loads of fuel. does it start easy or difficult after its conked out ?



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Although you have basically changed the fuel in the system i would suggest a bottle or half bottle of gas line anti-freeze in the next couple tanks of gas it will absorb any water in the system. there are also some after market fluids that you may want to try. i believe one is called "gum out". after a year (or less) gas tends to "gum" up and restrict fuel flow.
you should see results almost immediately. if there is a vacuum leak you will hear a hissing noise.


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