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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 16, 12:06 AM
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Sorry, many countries call what you call a flashlight, a torch.
We need a translation book sometimes lol
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Sorry, many countries call what you call a flashlight, a torch.
Then what's what we call a torch called?

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Then what's what we call a torch called?
"Fun" - until someone loses an eye. Then it's "Hilarious".

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Why does my carb seem to leak gas after a drive? When I get out of the car there is a really strong oder of gas. I can't find any leaks anywhere. It seems like the carb is leaking down after it stops running
If this is under the hood, it is possible that the accelerator pump arms could be adjusted a hair too tight. Some small amount of fuel could be getting drawn into the throttle bores even at idle. Throttle bores could be a little wet, so residual stink after you shut it off. A small leak around the accelerator pump diaphragm gasket could stink up the place too.

If it is outside the car, venting from gas cap can stink a little.

Also old muscle cars stink in general if you get your nose too close. It aint no Prius.

My old car is fuel injected without a fuel leak anywhere, but I can still smell fuel in the throttle bores with an open air filter element if I get close enough. Just saying.

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Zombie,
If I am reading your question correctly, what you guys call a 'torch', we call a propane or oxy/acet torch.
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Re: Holley Carbs gas oder after running

I did not see the carb number listed, but I have had a couple of older 4160s that would leak from the secondary bowl through the gasket behind the secondary metering plate and drip into the secondary bores. First sign was a slow idle, sometimes with black smoke.

Pulling the rear bowl and tightening the clutch head screws on the metering plate would fix it for a couple weeks, then it need a new gasket.

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