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The carb on my 1886-01 it allowing fuel to flow (and i mean FLOW) thru the atmospheric vent hole on the carb. Ran fine day before, actually really great, sat over night, then next day went to start it up, and fuel was filling the carb to the top thru that hole....overflowing into the oil pan. Tore carb apart, everything looks just fine. I think she's a bit fickle. Sometimes she runs, sometimes she doesn't.

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I've got one in the shop now that fuel keeps flowing. Tore it apart and everything looks good. Seals are shot so I'm going to put a kit in it. Also with the above suggestions, put a new filter on it. It doesn't take much to hold that needle valve open.
 

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Sounds like a fuel pump to me if the carb is working like it should. Put a gravity feed line onto the carb and see what happens. If it leaks then, you know it is carburetor.

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Is the float sinking? Is it clean? Is the fuel pump providing too high pressure?(release valve stuck) Good Luck, Rick
If it has the metal float shake it and see if it is filled with gas, if so the float won't float also the brass floats get corroded to the point they loose their buoyancy. I have also had plastic floats that must have deteriorated to the point they would not float.
 

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Have to agree with those that said either debris held the needle open or the float is failing.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks. Took the carb off (yet again) And sure enough, the brand new float was full of fuel. replaced with old, set correctly. Put back on, and good to go. Even if its new, do not trust it. Guess another lesson learned. Huh who know you could do a card tear down blindfolded?? :thumbs:
 
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