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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Ford 1986 1600 CVH engine stops and will not re-start, fault

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Ford 1986 1600 CVH engine stops and will not re-start, fault is intermittent, new spark plugs, HT leads fitted recently.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

this sounds like a lack of fuel and could be a lack of fuel pressure from the electrical pump at the tank.

If the connections to the pump are corroded or damaged then the pump could stop at any time or could not be running at full speed. Check that its relay switches in and out and the relay contacts are clean and bright – replace the relay if in any doubt and do the same for the fuse,
Ideally measure the pressure at the inlet to the carb and if this is low check the pump as described and also consider changing the fuel filter as if this partially blocked this too will reduce pressure.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

plenty of fuel to the carb, mechanical fuel pump not electric

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello Stephen

in that case I'd remove the top off the carb to inspect the state of the float ( is its leaking) and also check that the float vlave isn't sticking

if you have little or no fuel in the float chamber then you know to replace the float / fuel inlet valve