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Holley 1904 Leaking Problem

 
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:42 AM
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The pictures make the bowl opening look like it isn't square, and the sides of the opening don't look straight. Maybe its the camera you are using? Anyway, I would remove the gasket and put the bowl cover in place to see if it fits flat inside the flange that surrounds the bowl opening. That way you can confirm the bowl cover still fits the way it is supposed to. If the carburetor body is distorted, it may be preventing the bowl cover from contacting the gasket the way it should causing a leak. Am I making sense?

While you are test fitting with the gasket removed, I would also make sure the float hinge pin is not sticking out far enough to prevent the bowl cover from sealing on the gasket. Also, the throttle return spring appears to be working its way through the bracket. Two springs, one inside the other, will go a long way toward preventing the dreaded throttle stuck wide open syndrome.
 
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Welcome to the world of real old time wrenching. New parts are great but the last time I went to the local parts store for a 1904 kit, it was $75!!.
for me, half the enjoyment I get is from improvising, cut, fit, modify, weld things to make them work. I also appreciate the internet and all the avenues it opens but in some ways it's made us too dependent on running to the keyboard instead of to the wrenches.
 
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Not my original post

The carb pictured above is not mine. I was reading the post and just jumped on board lol My carb does have a warp and my question was is there a way to fix this other than getting a squared up carb? Slightly thicker gasket? Use fuel resistant rtv??? I've never actually seen any drips but you can see where the fuel drips onto the manifold.
 
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This is how I solved my leaking carb....




 
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:01 PM
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