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    Member CRAFTSMAN
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    HELP carb leak

    I have a 4779 holly that for some reason decided to leak fuel all over my intake just from sitting a few days.I did go through it about a week ago.It had a stumble in it when going wot on the trans break.After pulling it off and tearing it down I found a few problems.The main body to base plate gasket was too small,the gasket was covering part of the venturies,It had a 25 primary squirter and 37 secondary,It had 76 jets in the front and 82 rear.So I squared the jets at 82 and put the right gasket in.I didn't touch the pumps on it.Set the floats and it ran great.So it set for a few days and I went to start it.Flooded it and fowled the plugs.Don't know how.Last night I pulled the hood off and saw fuel all over the intake and around the base plate and main body.Any idea what happened?

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    Administrator RACING JUNKIE bjuice's Avatar
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    well the only place fuel is stored while the car is shut off is in the bowls..so its gotta be linked to that...it can leak around a bowl and run to other parts lower on the carb making it look like its coming from somehwere else..
    i say start with bowls and make sure needle seat was not stuck while the car was running causing hung up floats with too much extra fuel in bowls.
    Brian
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    Member CRAFTSMAN
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    Thanks Brian.Thats what I was thinking too.Floats are good.No fuel coming up through the vents or pooring into the motor when the pump is on.It has the brown gaskets on it and I reused them.I think I'll just get some new gaskets for the bowls and metering blocks and see what that does.


    Shannon

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE mopar1968's Avatar
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    leak

    just to throw something to you, i had the same problem, gas on rear of intake, took carb off twice, found fitting where it goes in carb had a small nick in it, pressure from pump would cause it to leak on intake. something that might help.

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    Member CRAFTSMAN
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    Thanks guys,I found it.Bowl gaskets.


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