Just spent the last three days trying to diagnose why my brand new fuel tap wouldn't close to shut off the flow of fuel to the carb. With the help of some guys on the net, and a phone conversation with Max at Motorsport, all is well now.
My Rally has an American spec fuel tap lever (the black plastic one) and the new fuel tap is a Euro Spec. This means that the positions are all different, and when you add the variable of fuel level while testing, it really had me confused.
For the record, American fuel taps were: Up = reserve, straight out = off, and down = on. Euro fuel taps are up = off, straight out = on, and down = reserve.
Thanks to all who helped me figure out I'm not crazy. Earned my Fuel Tap Merit Badge this week!