I won't tell you (again) that it's an O-ring :)
But I will say that, depending on the year, it may be easier to get the
plug out by unscrewing the float bowl from the carb and working it out
from the inside. On some years, the plastic plug has significant tabs
that hold it in place, and it's easier to push the tabs and push the
plug out with the float bowl in your hand than it is to pry the little
beast out without damaging it.
Yes, you can get the float bowl off without removing the carb, just
reach around underneath with a suitable screwdriver.
"William M. Gilroy" wrote:
> I finally got my 77 Midget on all fours and running tonight. Things
> were looking up until I notice white smoke coming from the cat. converter.
> My ZS carburetor was leaking gas out the bottom by that brass plug. What
> is underneath? I checked the fuel pump and according to my pressure
> gage it is putting out 3.5 - 4.0 PSI which I think is fine for this
> What I am looking for is a quick and simple answer. I need to have
> the fixed ASAP so I can get the car on the road for the PA rally. I
> have not included any time in my schedule for delays or problems :-)
> Any ideas? Short of any ideas from the list I will pull the carburetor
> and see what is under that stinking brass cover.
> Bill Gilroy
> 77 Midget that is now breathing fire