I traded my carb in for a rebuilt one from one of our major T suppliers, and installed it tonight. Car ran great and started right up, but I gave it some gas and it sputtered and died. I looked underneath and it was POURING gas out the top vent hole. So much so that I filled a gallon in about ten minutes before shutting the source. Did I just get a bad carb? I tried knocking around and stopping and starting a few times, but it started doing it again...any suggestions or did I just a bad carb? thanks!
*should have double checked that for comprehension, I apologize for the repeat!
You might pull bowl and float check needle valve for any crumbs or dirt. If valve is obstucted gas will flow into bowl and out vent.
One of our suppliers uses Grose Jets in their NH rebuilds. They often stick either open or closed.
Might want to check fuel tank and line. Small particles of rust can play havoc in carb and leak. Run a little gas from fuel line into a clean jar and look for contamination.
thanks all, I do have a brand new tank and line, and my gas is good, so I don't think contamination would be in my tank. sediment bowl is spiffy clean!
I have had problems with reconditioned carburetors that have been air mailed to me . The floats seemed to have split in transit and hence sunk in the carb resulting in copious gas overflow . The reconditioner felt that the pressure changes with flying may have damaged the floats -Karl