In a message dated 98-04-20 21:41:02 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< How many miles on the carbs? My 74 HIF's had a microscopic pinhole
leak in one of the floats. Caused a similar problem until one day
complete flooding developed when trying to start-- ruined the carbon
cannister. If the floats are the originals, check it out.
Mechanic told me at the time it was a common fault during that era--
As the float slowly fills up with gas it stops floating, leading to
all sorts of fun. >>
Been there, done that!
R. Johnson - Dallas