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The carborator leeks fuel out the overflow continuously. Took the carb apart and the floats are not stuck. i dont know where the carb hoses go.

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Actually, how do you know if the floats are adjusted to the right height?

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try this use a rugger mallet of the hadle of a hammer and rap on the carb body to jar the carbs some times after rebuilding the carbs the float has not reacted to the fuel level. or you missed something in replacing the needle seat. If the carbs where gummed up from old fuel the little plunger on the float needle may be stuck it should move freely check it if its stuck soak it in carb cleaner you may need to take small needle nose pliers and grab it and give it a little twist to fee it be careful don't chew it up then soak it work it a few times.
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