Carburetor Problems

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  1. Alex129

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    I had a question with regards to carburetor tuning. I can't seem to get the car to NOT run rich. I pulled the carb off real quick to take a look, and the intake had a pool of gasoline inside of it. That should NEVER be a thing, right? If so, could a carburetor rebuild be the solution, or do i need to look into getting another one? Also, just in case someone pushed the mixture bolt in too far and wallowed it out, is that something a rebuild kit could solve or would I, again, need a new one?
     
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    A stuck float or dirty needle and seat for the float will cause fuel pooling. I'd check and clean that and see what happens. What carb?
     
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    It's the Carter YF. I have a 200 I6
     
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    Usually with a good cleaning and kit to freshen the YF it'll be fine... Common for a leaking accelerator pump to cause flooding...
     
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    Thanks fellas! I'll pick up a kit and give it a work-over.
     
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    It is an easy one to rebuild. The only tricky thing is getting the fast idle set properly. There is no fast idle cam on those carbs. It is just a matter of setting the correct opening of the throttle plate when the choke is in the closed position. Your kit will tell you what drill bit to use as a size gauge.
     

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