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Old 07-18-2020, 04:36 PM   #1
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Been awhile since I got out in the shop. Trying to get my 37 road worthy. Started it today. was running good, then gas started squirting out of the shaft of the accelerator pump. Carb was not rebuilt. Any ideas Thanks Bruce
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:44 PM   #2
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Most likely stuck float or debris in the needle and seat.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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Been awhile since I got out in the shop. Trying to get my 37 road worthy. Started it today. was running good, then gas started squirting out of the shaft of the accelerator pump. Carb was not rebuilt. Any ideas Thanks Bruce
Maybe a sticking float and level too high in the bowel and escapes via shaft.
What type carb? holley, Stromberg?
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:49 PM   #4
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Stromberg 97
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:04 PM   #5
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A suddenly developed pinhole in the float would cause this.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:31 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, Will check the float out today.
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