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Old 01-17-2007, 06:58 PM
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23 T- Bucket - gas question

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Have a 23 t-bucket with a big block up front. Has a holley double pump on it. problem is I keep her in the garage and am getting fumes in the house, most likely through the air handler. Any ideas on how to reduce the fumes, I was thinking a cover over the carb??


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Old 01-17-2007, 07:15 PM
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I pretty sure it shouldn't matter what kind of carb it is. If you're smelling gas.... inside your house, you REALLY need to look for a leak somewhere and fix it. And PLEASE don't smoke while you look for the leak. Please.
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Most likely your carb and fuel tank are vented to the atomosphere unlike modern cars that have a vapor recovery system..Soo either live with it or see if you can rig a vapor recovery system one the car..

All you need is enough warmth to cause gas vapors to evaporate and you can smell them in a closed garage..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Is your gas tank higher than your carburator? If so, gas could be leaking past the needle seat on the float bowls and flooding. When you start it, does it seem like it's flooded, black smoke, etc? It could be leaking into you crankcase too if that's what's going on.

I have a vented gas cap on mine, but don't have any fume problems, but it is fuel injected. Check for fuel line leaks?
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:12 AM
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If your car does'nt see much use you may have some dried gaskets or a faulty float in the carb. Check for seepage, there should be more info on this site with a little searching, we've had a few members with the same problem. Dan
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What all those others have said but you need to fix now before a spark from a motor in the house blows the whole house up with you and your family in it. Untill you get it fixed get the car outside. Cover it up if need but you are living in a bomb. I had a good friend killed just like this. Went to the garage and flipped the light switch and the whole garage blew up.
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