Join Date: Jul 2017
Thank you Beans for your response, I actually did spray carb cleaner on it last night as the sun went down. There's definitely a vacuum leak, I felt like it was certainly the carb boot but I just took it off and inspected it. The boot itself seems fine but I'm not sure if the clamp is working properly. I made sure it was seated correctly and tightened it down as far as I felt necessary and it still seems like it's leaking, is it possible that this clamp is actually creating a leak by tightening it? I ran out of carb spray last night so I'm about to go get some more. If it's not the boot leaking what are the chances that the carb body itself is leaking? The pet cock vacuum line looks secure and in good condition so I don't know what else could be leaking on the motor side of the carb. I'll post in a couple of hours after I get some more spray and try to pin point this leak.
EDIT: So Vacuum leaks were the issue, the carb boot was loose but wasn't the only issue. A few areas on the carb body seem to be leaking as well so my best guess is these vacuum leaks were present before I started this project and in the process, I made them a lot worse. As soon as these repairs are complete I will post to update the status. Hopefully, there won't be any more surprises.
Last edited by jdh2683; 08-02-2017 at 11:29 AM.