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Old 11-26-2011, 07:34 PM
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Weber Carb

My '73 GTV has been in storage for a few months and I decided to start it up this morning. When I started the car, fuel was dripping out of the carbs. I let it sit for half an hour and tried to start it again, now lots of fuel coming out of the carbs. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:56 PM
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Floats are stuck.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:14 AM
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Exactly, this sometimes happens when a car is not used for a few months, Weber DCOE's seem particularly fond of it due to the design of the float and float needle arrangement.
Take the tops off the carbs and free them, all will be fine,
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:30 AM
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How do I free them? Carb cleaner? Sorry as I've never done this before.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:51 AM
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With the tops off, spray carb cleaner into the fuel inlet in the top, lay the top on edge to do this. With the inlet (&filter) submerged in cleaner, after a few minutes, GENTLY jiggle the float up and down, and hopefully the needle will be freed. If so cleaner will run out.
If hat fails, you will have to remove the float axle pin, and then unscrew the needle and seat (10 mm). Soak that assembly overnight in carb cleaner & or lacquer thinner. Periodically try to turn the needle in it's seat. It will come free and fall out. Clean the assembly with carb cleaner and reassemble.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:21 PM
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My 71 with Webers is about to go into long term storage. I will likely not drive it again until spring, but it will be in a climate controlled garage. Do you suggest that I do more than just filling with fresh gas and adding Stabil before storage? Thanks for your advice.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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If you have been running good fuel, or fuel without ethanol, fill the tank full, change the oil forget the Stabil, and go with Seafoam in the tank. (see the Seafoam thread). Drive it enough to circulate some into the Weber bowls. Park it and forget it. I've done this for many years and had no issues.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:43 AM
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Thanks Gordon!
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