I have compression, fuel and spark

Tiny
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  • 1973 MG MGB
  • 86,000 MILES

I have compression, fuel, and spark. It will start but will not keep running.

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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ONE OF 'EM IS GOING AWAY. OR SOME MAJOR FRICTION IS HOLDING YOU BACK

CAN YOU PROLONG IT'S LIFE WITH A SQUIRT BOTTLE OF FUEL OR STARTER FLUID BEING SHOT INTO THE CARB WHILE IT IS RUNNING?

THIS MIGHT POINT TO. OR AWAY FROM.A FUEL ISSUE

RIGHT NOW. WILD GUESSING.I'D SAY ITS A CARB OR A VACUUM LEAK PROBLEM.I NEED YOU TO CONFIRM/ RULE THIS OUT WITH THE "SQUIRT TEST"

BEEN MONKEE-ING WITH THE SCREWS ON THE CARB BLINDLY. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO THROW THE BLAME ON YOUR EVIL BUDDIES.I DO, ALL OF THE TIME!

MAYBE WITH SOME REAL DATA AND HONEST EFFORT FROM YOUR END WE MIGHT GET YOU RUNNING

YOUR ANSWERS/ RESULTS?

YOU ARE WELCOME TO EXPAND ON THE WHOLE SITUATION IN GREAT DETAIL!

THE MEDIC

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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Do you have electronic ignition on this and what type of carb or carbs does it have? If it starts I would rule out ignition /compression but not altogther.

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Monday, November 26th, 2012 AT 6:49 PM

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