[Spridgets] Gas leaks

Bill Masquelier billmasq at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 21 08:18:14 MDT 2008

I will bet that in this case you are not seeing carb overflow but that you are
running an "idle" mixture (or more) and that the rich mixture is not burning
completely and you are smelling the very rich exhaust (remember that the
airflow in a Spridget is anything but smooth}.

> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:08:02 -0700
> From: pythias at pacifier.com
> To: billmasq at hotmail.com
> CC: spridgets at autox.team.net
> Subject: Re[2]: [Spridgets] Gas leaks
> Hello Bill,
>      I get that gas smell coming in when going down a steep grade
>      using compression braking. (like coming down from Mt. Rushmore) i
>      have just assumed that the pump is pumping (maybe more pressure
>      from the gravity feed of the tank too?....NAH!) more gas than the
>      floats can handle at that kind of angle and it was flowing out
>      the top of the carbs. .. I have a pressure regulator with gauge
>      installed so that SHOULDN'T be the cause.
>      ??
> --
> Best regards,
>  Bill L.                           mailto:pythias at pacifier.com
>  '66 Sprite MKIII HAN8L49403   "the red thing"
>       * "I like camping," said Tom intently.

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