Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:54 pm Post subject: Leaking float chamber on no2 carb
Hi all as in the title is our problem . Our floats are the moulded fixed type so I'm assuming I would need to shim the needle valve to help rduce float height . Any suggestions would be much appreciated .
I did have a brass float on an Aussie Ford that decided to spring a leak on a busy 6 lane highway. I managed to get it off the road and went back for it next day. Of course I got a few extra gray hairs trying to work out the problem. As the float was sunk in the bowl, the solution was to drive it "hard " and use as much fuel as possible. Lucky I was not far from home, about 5 klms. Another problem with that car was it would stop running when sitting at traffic lights etc. I found the solution was hit the carby. with a hammer or piece of heavy steel ! The problem was the brass non return valve was worn, when replaced, I had no more problems. Always look at the needle in needle valves carefully, if the get worn , they can have a step in them.
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