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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2000, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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carbs and angles!

Ok heres the thing. my bbd has been acting funny lately. I work in a valley and I have one hill that a have to go down to get to work. Lately when I am going home (climbing the hill) my carb starts to run really rich and when i get to the top as soon as a push the cluch in to shift the engine atomatically dies. It isn't that much of an incline. I did find the problem but dont know what causes it. I was putting a manual choke on lastnight and had the carb off and it started leaking. I just tipped it back a little opened the throttal a little and it started to leak. Now I know it will leak a little from me hitting the acceleratore pump but after I put the throttale back it keeps leaking through the throtale blades. Can anybody tell me what causes this. thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 03:09 PM
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Re: carbs and angles!

Sounds like maybe the gasket that sits on top of the float bowl is shot, or the seal on the float itself is going out.
I actually had a crack in the body of the carb causing me headaches when I first bought the munnypit. Your main culprit for these symptoms is the float not completely sealing up.. Good luck and let us know what you find..

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2000, 06:13 PM
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I have an Edelbrock, nearly identical to the Carter BBD. I am not sure what you mean by the "throttle blades." I wouls suggest that you get a complete rebuild kit from the store. If you have a leak it is a gasket 99% of the time. The lid, airhorn, gasket sounds like your problem and you can buy it seperately but I recommend the whole kit. If your lid gasket is leaking more than likely the internal gaskets on the venturi's are leaking and letting the fuel not get atomized properly, kinda like a bad seal on a piston ring. At any rate I hope this will fix your problem.

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