<VV> Re: Drippy Carbs

Bill Chellis chelvis at camano.net
Sun Oct 30 01:30:30 EDT 2005

I have been experiencing a similar condition on my 140 since I bought it in
although it is currently running on the primaries only. The carbs have been
rebuilt once, and are out now having the throttle shafts rebuilt. The
have been replaced twice and the float levels have been lowered, yet the
continues. Please CC me with any troubleshooting ideas because I am also


Bill Chellis

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 I have been asked to help trouble shoot a carb problem, but am somewhat
 baffled by it. These are semi-fresh rebuilds on a just completely rebuilt
 140 engine. The car starts, idles, and drives okay and is getting 25 mpg.
 But, it is hard to start when warm. This is probably due to the problem of
 all four carbs dripping fuel into the engine after shut down. The owner had
 a new fuel pump, but replaced it with the old one and the problem
 continues. If it were a single carb, I would guess that there was a bad
 float or loose/dirty inlet seat. But all four??? Input appreciated.
 The (baffled) carbmeister

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