[Healeys] HD8 Carb leaking

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Sat May 28 09:20:57 MDT 2016

My first guess would be the carb diaphragm is leaking.  There has been
recent discussion about this problem at the British Car Forum:

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
AHCA Delegate at Large
Havelock, NC  USA

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Subject: [Healeys] HD8 Carb leaking


You know the good feeling, when you turn the key and the fuel pump is
clicking to fill the carburetors.

But some days ago, when testing some electrical stuff, I had a smell of gas
in the garage. No, it's not the float chamber. There is no gas coming out
the overflow tube and the fuel pump stops its work. But when I inspected the
carbs I saw some wet sparkling a the bottom of the front carb. Not much, no
dripping, but enough to cause a smell of gas in the engine compartment. When
the car is hot, you cannot see it, the gas is evaporating.

I took the attached photo to show what I mean. Where should I begin to find
out what causes the leak?

Thanks in advance.


1964 BJ8 MK III

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