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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

This truly is an awesome forum! With all the help and additional searches through previous posts, I feel like I got a solid crash course in carburetors!

As Max mentioned, he reached out and will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

I was really hoping to attend a car show happening this Sat... would it be a good idea to drill a tiny hole in the float (just to get the gas out), then patch it up with some gas tank repair epoxy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Ok, that will be my next task.

EDIT:

Ah ha! I just removed the carb off the car and pulled out the float and gave it a shake... sure enough, it's full of gas! I wiped it dry and I can see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Yep, the float moved up and down freely.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

UPDATE:

I took the top off the carb, removed the inlet valve, all looks good and clean, no crud. float moves up and down just fine...

I left the carb open and cranked the engine (I have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Thanks Charlie!... I’m going to open the top of the carb once more to check that the valve/needle is seating correctly, and that the float is controlling the fuel correctly...

I’m hoping it’s an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: Not sure what I did wrong, carb leaking gas

I have a rebuilt fuel pump from Charlie set at 2.5 psi, and it was running fine with no leaks before I opened the carb... I didn’t change anything else??

I just tried it again and it started up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
Re: Not sure what I did wrong, carb leaking gas

Thanks Charlie, I’m sure your fuel Pump and Max’s carb are good based on all the forum reviews and recommendations, I’m just wondering of I did something wrong?

It was running without leaks until...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By jason78613
carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Got a rebuilt Stromberg 81 carb from Uncle max, and a new fuel pump from Charlie NY for my '38 60hp. Car is smooth at idle but sputtering when I accelerate hard. After extensively reading through...
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