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1976 ford F100 302 2 BARRELL CARB carb leaks from a button at the top front of the carb

I have 302 with origanal 2 barrell carb it is leaking gas out of a button at top front of carb there is a air line run to the side of this area and when you give it gas it sounds like sucking alot of air but cant tell if its from the top with breather off or some where else but when I let of gas it starts to leak and when it cuts off sounds like water running down inside the carb but its not water just that kinda sound then it floods out and I have to hold the gas pedel down all the way to get it to start again does any one know what this problem might be or where I should be looking

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I also have a 67, straight 6 w/3on the floor. I had a similar problem, it was the accelerator pump in the carb. If the acc. pump goes bad you use all the fuel in the float bowl before the pump can refill it. Just another thought

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SOURCE: Carb gas pouring out of hole on top front of carb

Sounds like the float has absorbed gasoline and can't ftoat anymore. This causes the fuel to not be shut off when float bowl is full causing the carb to flood. You will have to buy a carb kit and a float and rebuild the carb. Hope this helps.

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This sounds like you have a leak at the fuel pump and sender unit, either in the unit mount or in a fuel line. Check under your back seat for an access panel if you have one then remove it and look at the pump and sender mount to see what is leaking, you may have to start the engine to get it to leak as it may only leak under pressure, hope this helps, let me know

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Well, you are on the right path; the rubber seal around the windshield could indeed be deteriorating...what may be happening is the water is coming through the cowling and pooling up on the seal the water sits, the seal deteriorates and eventually you will see water like you are now.

My recommendation to you is to take your Edge to a shop and ask them to look for a leak at the bottom seal of the windshield.

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return pipe or the pump ,have a good look

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