If you had old gas in it the valve assembly
(as well as your whole fuel line supply system)
has varnish in it making things stick. Gasoline these
days only has a 'shelf life' of about 3-6 months.
Years ago.... gasoline was good for a year or two, but
not any more. You just need to really clean out system
and you'll be OK.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mayer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Spitfire" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:40 PM
Subject: leaky bowls again
> Well...i finally started up the Spitfire again after it's winter
> It started ok but idled a bit rough becuase i still need to fine tune the
> carbs. everything else went ok that first day. The next day i starded it
> again and the problem of the Carb float bowls overflowing came back. I
> suspect that the needles are getting stuck again, but i just sanded them
> before i stored it away.
> Has anyone come up with any other solutions to this problem other than
> them down or replacing them? I knwo there was some talk about this about
> month ago but i had to clean out my mailbox since then.
> '68 Spit (mostly)