I don't know what carb is used on the 74, and whether the motor's running or
not when you check it.
If running, then it should be spraying gas from the booster venturi nozzles
(vacuum opening the power valve, causing fuel to flow from the mains) and
accelerator pump outlets when you flip the throttle, and only the pump
outlets when not running.
If it's coming out the main air bleed, then something's gummed up inside. If
it's sat for a long time with fuel in it, shellac buildup is the likely
cause. Dismantling it and soaking the parts in carb cleaner will cure it.
Too high a float setting can also cause the problem with some designs.
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> I have an unmolested 74 and want to get it to pass California smog. The
> hydrocarbons are high and I noticed that when I look down the throat of
> carb and pump the carb (in other words pump the accelerator pump), raw gas
> kind of shoots straight up in the center and into the throats right above
> where the accelerator jets are (besides coming out of the jets like it is
> supposed to). It is almost like there is an unintended hole there -- I
> don't think that it is normal cause the gas shoots up and sort of dribbles
> down one side and the other, without it really being measured. Anyone
> if this is correct. If need be, I can send a digital picture to show it
> more clearly. Kim