Hazen, I am drawing a blank. In your first/top picture what is the chrome socket resting on (the socket below the heater valve and in front of what looks like a rag)? Also, what vacuum issues do your carbs have? That looks like a Mk1 engine but the carbs look like the later CD2 type with some of the emissions stuff on their sides.
I was very pleased that just last weekend I started our Mk1 GT6 after its winter rest. It has an electric fuel pump so I let the bowls fill for a few moments, then turned the key. It started surprisingly quickly.
: I keep an eye on it, but between 2 other
: forums and various FB groups posting in
: just one more place can be tedious, or
: maybe just time consuming. Perhaps more
: people feel this way and have abandoned
: the MB altogether. I used to be active
: on the yahoo NASS group and it slips my
: mind more and more, though every so
: often I send out an update email.
: I've been fighting/working through
: vacuum errors on my carbs. That's
: another story, but just for kicks
: here's a shot of my manifolds (I had to
: swap both anyway, so I painted the