He's got it on right....that;s not the issue.
I think you need a fuel return.....I'll bet the needle can't hold back the pressure of the fuel pushing in. You could add a "T", right before the carb, with a small line coming out to return to tank.....like the latter factory hitachi setups.
Also, the Fuel pump has nothing to do with the Alternator.
the fuel pump relay powers the pump when it has a pulse from the negative side of the coil. That's why it's sometimes shown as "rev sensor" on the wiring diagrahms.....because it senses the engine has "revolutions" when running/sparking so it keeps fuel going. Engine stops, no more spark from disty = fuel pump off.
To be honest, and unless I am completely missing something, there was no return line at all. The only remaining parts were the charcoal setup and that had some vent return lines from the Hitachi but nothing actually returning gas back to the tank?
I am sorry to seem contradictory, but that carb is not on the right way, it needs to be rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise. An adaptor will be required, no doubt. I see that it fits in that position, but thats the wrong way around for a Weber.
That said, it has nothing to do with the instant problem..
The carb is probably jetted for a 1600cc Ford Cortina. too lean for an 1800cc Soob. Just to check though, make sure the fuel pump still runs after the starter drop out, and disconnect the electric choke and wire it open (temporarily) to be sure it's not strangeling the engine. If, after that, it still stalls, take it to a Weber guru, you might require some fiddle with the jetting.
Or, find a copy of John Pasinni's Weber tuning book, the green one, not the red one.
1600 - EA71
I will try disconnecting the choke entirely and also wired constant on.
Do you have a resource for this "green book"?
The orientation looks fine to me. It's an ea71 so jetting for a 1600 cc should be what's needed.
O.C.D., when you say you are using the stock airbox are you talking about the Subaru one or the Weber one?
Do you have a throttle return spring that hooks to the airbox?
How are you setting your timing?
I have made an adapter plate similar to Idasho's. I want the stock look and the stock PCV routing to be there.
Throttle return will be either mounted to the stock airbox or I will weld up a mount. Haven't made it that far cause it won't run, lol.
Timing is a complete mystery to me and I will not lie. I read and read and read about getting the #1 piston to BTDC and then matching my distributor to that but I cannot seem to figure it out. I look at the markings on the flywheel but I just don't know when it is BTDC. Is it during the compression stroke?
O.C.D. do me a favour and test run the engine without the blue wire from the engine harness attached to anything... Just leave it loose... When I fitted my weber this wire would allow the engine fo fire up and then it would promptly die. This was very frustrating but once I disconnected the blue wire everything just worked and it ran perfectly! Do not ask me why, because I have no idea but it is worth a try.
Are you speaking of the blue wires that I wired the Weber choke into?
Do you think this is more than an ignition-hot wire? Could it be tied to a sensor that might be causing something electrically?
I will remove it form the harness and try.
If there's a Wire that prevents the engine from running, it must be some sort of Fuel cutting circuit, maybe to work like a Fuel Cutting solenoid present on some Carbs; it worth try to run the engine without that wire as Leeroy Suggested.
Also I Agree with all the posters above about the Orientation of the Weber Carb, it Looks Fine for me too.
I was about to suggest to try running the engine with the Fuel Pump Directly connected to 12V + Power source, bypassing the Car's wiring for a while, in order to see if that way the engine Keeps running.
When I tried to start her last night I smelled fuel in the carb and I could tell it was new (not from the last time I tried).
I really think I am not getting spark now but I am not sure where to start. The voltage regulator was newer and looked good. Could I have fried my coil while trying all of these starts?
Where does one start in looking for no spark?
Again, she has new plugs, semi-new disty and rotor, semi-new regulator, cleaned up starter.
Thank you all so much for helping me!