It added: "There was no record of maintenance personnel inspecting the carburettor
jets in 17 years nor was there a requirement to do so.
Following the accident the pilot could not remember exactly when or for how long he had applied the carburettor
heat, but the selector was found in the cold position after the accident.
In the full glare of the Sky TV cameras, Jensen's carburettor
was impounded for being marginally oversize - and sent to SCB technical adviser Jimmy McMillan for further inspection.
The sugar also went into the carburettor
and knackered the engine.
The Spitfire pilot needed a level of skill different from that of the Luftwaffe pilot, because quick ascents and descents, especially at altitude, meant that the carburettor
wouldn't do its job, causing the engine to cut, whereas fuel injection pumps the fuel under pressure no matter what.
He had applied partial operation of a heating device aimed at melting any ice forming in the carburettor
and had then taken off.
was allegedly found to be marginally oversize during Peterborough's shock 46-44 victory at Poole on Monday night.
Q MY Peugeot 405 is giving me carburettor
problems in that the cold starting is easy, but as the engine warms up it will not idle evenly and at low speed driving the engine will not pull in the higher gears without jerking.
He explained: "I seem to keep having carburettor
It is carburettors
that supply engines with petrol and up to the Battle of Britain all the aero-carburettors
for the RAF's Spitfires and Hurricanes were made in Birmingham and if enemy bombers had stopped production then, according to Fairfax, "Britain would have been unable to put into the air any new fighters for a period of at least 12 months.
McKay's winning sentence, for which he receives USD250, compared fixing carburettors
to fondling a woman's breasts.
, blocked fuel filters and damaged fuel pumps are some results of running out of fuel.