I had the same problem about three years back, even took it to a well known
expert to fix. He thought it was done. Took the car down to a friend for some
work and it turned out to be a hairline crack in the float which had caused it
to fill and not..float that is.
Only cure - new float.
Mark and Kathy wrote:
> Did you "shake,shake, shake " your booty, (oops sorry) the floats when you
> had them out.
> I have a full float on my bench right now and its really hard to tell its
> full since the gas is packed in there so tight. A float test in water or
> comparing the weight to the other float should answer the question.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leonard Berkowitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:26 PM
> Subject: Gas over flow
>>I just took my Healey out for the first time. It ran very nicely at first
>>but then suddenly felt like it was going to die. Also smelled gasoline.
>>Upon limping home I found that the front carb was dumping gas from the
>>flow pipe. I proceeded to open both float chambers and clean and examine
>>all the parts. I could not find any problem. I was able to get a good
>>of the needle valves prior to reinstalling everything. Upon completion I
>>took the car for a fairly long ride and it drove beautifully, until I
>>started to smell gas again.(Performance was not effected) I checked the
>>carbs and found the rear carb overflowing this time. After blowing out
>>needle valves I reassembled everything and it seem OK again. I think my
>>problem may be coming from dirt in the gas since the filter has not been
>>changed in quite a long time and the gas has been in the tank since before
>>the winter. Any body have any comments.