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    So I had the carb rebuilt over the summer. I notice that I have to trickle some fuel down the carb ,after a few days. Notice fuel on the intake manifold around the base plate area /intake manifold. Can that be sealed up / or do I need a new carb/?[V][V][V][V]

  • #2
    Maybe your needle & seat aren't sealing tightly enough due to improper float adjustment? Just an uneducated guess.


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    • #3
      often that "leak" is fuel that evaporates out of the bowls on heat soak, makes its way into the throttle area, condenses, sits on the throttle plates, and runs out the shafts. Really the only fix is to rebush the throttle body.

      Or I could be completely off base on this one...

      I don't know that there is any way to keep the fuel from evaporating out of the bowls when the car sits, at least to some extent. However if you have a strong fuel pump it shouldn't take long to get it to fire on just the starter.

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      • #4
        Most carbs have plugs that need to be sealed with 2part epoxy.When I rebuild quadrajets, I reseal them all.The bowls will drain in a couple of days.Makes for a hard start.The Stude 2bl has 2 right on the front of the carb.

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