MKII Ethanol

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Having a stalling issue choke off with my 79 D with MKII carbs. Runs good for a while, then pffft. Starts right up. Can nurse it with the throttle. Cut to the chase, my floats are turning to mush due to ethanol. Luckily "I know a guy" that will order and install new ones. AND I use StarTron and or marine grad StaBil to try to avoid such problem.
Any one else experience this?
 
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Changed the floats. One was half full of fuel with now cracks or visible holes. Odd.
Main petcock was also warped from ethanol and partially l. Replaced all. It was a host of problems caused by age and ethanol. Ignition switch and a coil too.
She's running flawlessly at the moment
 

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Changed the floats. One was half full of fuel with now cracks or visible holes. Odd.
Main petcock was also warped from ethanol and partially l. Replaced all. It was a host of problems caused by age and ethanol. Ignition switch and a coil too.
She's running flawlessly at the moment
Been said before but worth repeating... a sweet running T140 is a sweet thing indeed !
 

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