My Austin 7 Special trials car keeps on cutting out - intermitantly. I've changed the coil, plugs, and the fuel seems to be getting through OK, so has anyone any ideas please??? Thanks,


Asked by May 11, 2009 at 12:07 PM about the Austin 7

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Help! My car hiccups, and then cuts out!  Caroline

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does it do it when the engines under load, like when your just setting out steady or if your trying to get away quickly ? or is it irratic on idle as well ? any particular pattern to it at all ? as my old mini used to do it and i changed the same parts as yourself, turned out to be the carb's dashpot had a leak so the needle wasnt responding to the engine for the correct mixture of air/fuel to be added so it ran terrible, or spluttered and conked out lol. maybe something to try ? im uncertain if the austin 7's had SU carbs. are you running a standard but tuned austin 7 engine at all ?

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