<VV> Drippy Carbs?

NicolCS at aol.com NicolCS at aol.com
Sun Oct 30 10:51:19 EST 2005

Fuel pressure could be an issue, I understand there's a way to drill a 
pinhole sized pressure-relief bypass orifice in the fuel pump to bleed-off the 
pressure after the engine is stopped.  Even more likely is percolating fuel.  Are 
all the insulators in place?  Does the engine run unusally high engine 
temperatures?  Are the floats too high? If the insulators are all in place, the first 
thing I would do would be to change fuels - a good premium fuel from a top 
Craig Nicol

<snip>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  <unsnip>

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