[Healeys] HD8 Carb leaking

Brian Drab bgdrab at eastlink.ca
Sat May 28 12:30:55 MDT 2016

Re your leaking carbs:
I experienced this myself and it turned out to be the four screws securing
the diaphram cover at the bottom of the carb had worked themselves loose.
With the use of a mirror and a slotted screw driver I was able to tighten
them up and stopped the leak. It should be noted that one of the screws had
actually fallen out but I was able to tighten the remaining three which
stopped the leak until I got home and found a replacement.
Brian Drab

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Achim
Sent: May 28, 2016 5:29 AM
To: Healeys at autox.team.net
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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