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crabdance

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Well.. I used to have a problem with the gas leaking out of the carburetor. I stop the leaking by going to a "parts" carb that came with my kit from my friend Jim. So here's my question; When it leaked gas it had plenty of power. Now that I have the other carburetor on I have no more leaks but I have lost a lot of power. I now lose power going up hills that I never did before.

Can anyone shed some light on what might be going on? Do you think I need to get a new carburetor? I really don't like the low power I have now.
Thanks in advance for any help.

cd
 
Well.. I used to have a problem with the gas leaking out of the carburetor. I stop the leaking by going to a "parts" carb that came with my kit from my friend Jim. So here's my question; When it leaked gas it had plenty of power. Now that I have the other carburetor on I have no more leaks but I have lost a lot of power. I now lose power going up hills that I never did before.

Can anyone shed some light on what might be going on? Do you think I need to get a new carburetor? I really don't like the low power I have now.
Thanks in advance for any help.

cd


You could try swapping the jets.

it wont take to long and the price is right ..free.

Cheers:)

Bob
 
Here is my 2 cents, your older carb leaked because the float was set too high allowing excess fuel into the carb, overflowing and causing the leak. Your new carb probably has the float set too low and you eventually will starve for fuel especially going up or down a hill. I would adjust the float and see what happens.
 
Here is my 2 cents, your older carb leaked because the float was set too high allowing excess fuel into the carb, overflowing and causing the leak. Your new carb probably has the float set too low and you eventually will starve for fuel especially going up or down a hill. I would adjust the float and see what happens.

Hi Ghost0,

As I have said a few times before, I'm not much of a mechanic. How are you talking about adjusting the float to see if things get better. Are you talking about bending the "wishbone" prongs?
 
swapping the jets

Hi Bob,

I like the idea about swapping the jets.. just don't know how to do it. I will do some research on the project and see what I can come up with.

thanks!
 
Yes the float adjustment is done by bending the prongs on the float mechanism. If it is starving for fuel you will want to bend them up slightly.
 
Hi Ghost0.... I just checked the prongs on the float mechanism and they are really good (a-ok). So that's not what's happening to my newer carburetor. Thanks for the help though. Any other ideas? Is there anything you can do with the throttle mechanism to help?... just wondering, don't know much about this stuff <grin>
 
How do you know they are OK? What specification are you using to measure the float level?
 
How do you know they are OK? What specification are you using to measure the float level?

Well, I'm just using my sight. My other prongs on my other carb were bent all to heck. This one is straight and the prongs will go all the way to the top with ease. Plus all the way down. The action is very smooth too. I know of no other way to check. If there is one let me know. I'm still new at this. so thanks for the help.
 
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