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Gas leaking out of a 1983 cordoba top of carburetor

Every time i try to start this car it starts spewing gas out of the top of the carb by the air intake venturi i think its called. what can i do about this...i tried rebuilding the carb 2 timed and same problem each time

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  • gchevelle24 Jan 06, 2009

    i did replace the float, the needle and every gasket and check ball they had in the package tried adjusting the float but it doesnt seem to help. im really growwing frustrated because i replaced the carburetor...then the fuel pump then the new carb messed up. it started spewing gas up thru the carb thru a hole or something in the top of the carb not where the air goes in tho

  • gchevelle24 Jan 06, 2009

    yes i did

  • gchevelle24 Jan 06, 2009

    whats the best way to adjust that? because ive adjusted it so many times it floats when theres gas in it but i dont have specs on how far it should be from the float needle.


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Did the carb kit come with a new float? It sounds like the float level is not set right, it has a hole in it or the needle is not seating right. If the float is not set correctly it will hit on the carb body before it shuts off the fuel flow with the needle and seat. If the float has a hole in it it will fill with fuel and not float at the proper angle to shut the fuel off when the desired level is reached. Remove the top of the carb and inspect the float when closed it should be just about level with the top plate from the carb. Shake the float and see if you hear any liquid in the float. Also are you running a mechanical or electric pump? Mike
P.S. I myself have forgotten to install the needle in a carb rebuild.

Let me know how you make out.

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    michael sinclair Jan 06, 2009

    I wish I was there these type of problems are so much easier to solve hands on. The only other thing I can think of is either dirt in the needle or too much fuel pressure. I am assuming you replaced a mechanical fuel pump with a mechanical one. mike

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    michael sinclair Jan 06, 2009

    for some reason the float is not working properly. that is the only reason for the fuel to run out of the top of the carb. mike

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    michael sinclair Jan 06, 2009

    when you turn the carb top plate over the top of the float should run parallell with the surface that mates with the body of the carb. what kind of carb is it a carter, holly, rochester, or other brand. Mike


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