Sorry, that headline truly belongs to the “Car Talk” guys, but your Idiotic Author is stumped, and this is a cry for help.
To bring you up to speed, the radiator installation was successful. I rolled the Pony out into the drive, fired it up and it ran (without leaking anywhere) for 20 minutes. The engine then stalled, and I have not been able to get it started since.
The engine will go brrumm, but not stay running. As one of my experts has said, it sounds like it’s “starving for gas.” I felt that way too, so I took the carb apart, blew air through all the jets, checked that the float was set to spec, and put it back together. Also cleaned out the sediment bowl and blew air through the fuel line. These steps had absolutely zero positive result on the engine starting.
I’ve taken a short YouTube video demonstrating the problem, so that you can see and hear what it does when I hit the starter. Here’s that video:
I’m truly bummed and want desperately to get the old Pony going again before son, Andy, arrives for his Christmas visit. Please comment to the blog with any suggestions. The person or persons that come(s) up with the solution will be declared official “Horse Whisperer” to the blog and receive a jar of my home-made strawberry jam.
As I thank you in advance for your help, I am also reminded that Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you all are appropriate. So, from the Pony, Cyndy and me to all of you,