William Knopf

1956 Roadmaster Carburetor or fuel pump issues

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Ok guys. It cranked up again and set there and run for about 8 minutes without us doing anything. It then cut off and it gives us a clicking noise as if the battery is dead. Any thoughts.

The battery we are using is just one that we had lying around the shop. Could the battery be dying and that cause the clicking. 

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Install a known good battery and if still clicking jump 12v+ to the 10 gauge black wire on the starter relay ( that goes to the solenoid ). 

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1 minute ago, William Knopf said:

Ok. What does this mean with the wire?

A bad starter relay can cause those symptoms...this just bypasses it to isolate the problem.

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With the car shutting off and the battery dead, it almost sounds like an ignition problem now. Did you verify the floats were full  by removing the sight plugs on the side of the carb? 

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I concur that it now sounds like a charging system issue.  The generator might not "drain the battery" at idle, but it surely isn't adding that much to the charge at idle, either.  This would relate to a battery issue of decreased capacity.  How long might it run if it's at fast idle, when the generator is charging more?  Do verify that the battery cables' terminals and posts are CLEAN, rather than just looking that way.

 

In a world where 150 amp alternators are common, having a generator of 35 amps (or so) seems like it ought to be on a riding lawn mower engine (which use a 9 amp alternator, I believe).

 

NTX5467

 

 

Edited by NTX5467 (see edit history)

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