Need a New Check Ball Weight For Your 4100? Unfortunately these are not made anymore, but you should be able to make one without too much trouble. Here are the specifications:
2. Length .89″
3. Diameter .125 1/8 welding rod should work.
4. Weight: 1 gram – 1 gram=035273 ozs.
Why does my carburetor lose the fuel after sitting
The fuel loss may be due to a bad fuel pump; they have
known to siphon gas out of the carburetor and back into the tank
through bad valves, or into the crankcase through a bad diaphragm.
Gasoline not has a lower boiling point and the ethanol
additive make it even worse. Some carburetors may be experiencing
percolation. After the engine gets hot and is then turned off, the
carburetor gasoline quickly boils out of the carburetor. I have no
magic bullet for treating the ethanol content of the gas other than to
visit pure-gas.org and hope that a gas station selling non-ethanol gas is located near
you. Obviously, anything which can be done to lower engine temperature
will reduce fuel percolation.
The problem may be warped venturi boosters. The fuel level sometimes stands above the base of those boosters, so you can see where it would be advantageous for the venturi and the bowl casting to seal together.
Looking for suggestions on a 1963 390 w/4100 Autolite. Car started to
hesitate on start-up acceleration. Totally a new, overnight situation.
Mechanic noted timing slightly off and distributor was loose
(electronic ignition). Car ran better but secondaries had stopped
working. Installed new diaphragm. Solved secondary issue. Acceleration
issue persists, particularly when cold. Have replaced plugs and wires.
Made sure the main discharge check ball was installed
and not leaking. There should be a pin (weight) on top of it. There is also
an intake check ball (or red check diaphragm) in the pump. Both must be
present for the pump to work.
An insufficient fuel level will cause the pump not to
work. As I recall, the intake port for the pump is positioned fairly high in
the primary chamber. Floats should be set to specs (not lower) or the
pump my not have sufficient draw to operate.
Clogged pump nozzles will of course cause a stumble,
and are more likely to occur with our modern gasohol helping to wash all of
the accumulated dirt in the fuel system downstream to the carb.
If you adjust a Ford 2100 or 4100 by the spec sheet
which accompanies most carb kits it will invariably have a stumble. You
instead adjust it by eye and by feel so that the pump arm always keeps
just a little bit of pressure on the push-rod in the middle of the
accel. pump diaphragm, even with throttles closed. If you follow the
instructions, you will always have a gap between the pump arm and the
diaphragm push-rod . . . guaranteed. Great recipe for a stumble.