• All, You may notice that the site looks a bit different. This evening I performed a major software update which improves some things and has the opposite effect on some others. The old software version will no longer be supported so it was not really a choice. One down-side is that the new release breaks most of the Add-Ins and style sheets which will have to be reinstalled (and repurchased in many cases). The biggest loss is that the feature to receive all new posts by email is no longer supported. I will likely implement another option which will let users subscribe to either a daily or weekly digest. You will notice enhanced support for attachments, ability to bookmark posts and a more mobile friendly experience. If you do discover something that is not working as it should, please let me know. I did have to switch to some new anti-spam components and am keeping fingers crossed that they are as effective as the old ones without blocking legitimate users. Keeping the balance is kind of like trying to design a car that both drives and swims! Thanks, Mike

Carburetor dripping



A few months back I reported that there was gas dripping from my carburetor
and that it was leaking out via the throttle shaft. Hugh Gordon suggested
that the shaft was worn oblong and that this was a fairly common problem.

The thing that always bothered me though, was why would it only leak after
the engine was shut off?.......and why was my engine hard to start when hot?

Well, the answer is that my accelerator jet drips gas directly onto the
throttle shaft butterfly all by itself shortly after the engine is shut off!

Why would it do this?

I rebuilt the carb and everything looks fine. The accelerator pump check
balls are both in the circuit. I've got the thick insulating gasket
installed between the manifold and the base of the carburetor, so
overheating is not an issue.

Has anyone else ever looked into this as a cause of hard starting when hot?

Any ideas as to what the root cause of the dripping might be?

Thanks, Brian Davis

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