The catalytic converter was a necessary evil prior to fuel injection, when the car had a carburetor, but those days are gone.
Apparently when the ship nosed down an additional supply of gasoline drained the carburetor.
The jet was a thin metal tube about three quarters of an inch long that screwed into the throat of the carburetor.
Both the fuel tank and carburetor undergo temperature rises with the carburetor experiencing the higher peak temperatures.
Both the carburetor and engine were found separated from the fuselage and each other.
It's as though a mechanic reworks an automobile's fuel system to compensate for a faulty carburetor.
He may well follow astrology quite fervently, but he doesn't apply it to cleaning the carburetor.
Best practices say that you check the fuel filter first and if that doesn't work, move on to the carburetor and the fuel pump.
British Dictionary definitions for carburetor
/ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛtə; ˈkɑːbjʊˌrɛtə; -bə-/
a device used in petrol engines for atomizing the petrol, controlling its mixture with air, and regulating the intake of the air-petrol mixture into the engine Informal term carb Compare fuel injection