- carb problem?

Tiny
LSMALLIDGE88
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  • 1968 FORD MUSTANG
Hi Everyone!

I just signed up and made an account, so I’m not familiar with the forums here at all. If this is posted in the wrong place, please let me know and direct me to a better place to post this! I’d like to get some help, not just get over-looked because I goofed up. (=

Anyways, on to the problem! My fiancé has a 1968 Mustang with what we think might be a problem with the carburetor. The car was starting just fine up until a few weeks ago. When we went to start it up the last time, we noticed she was leaking fuel! Every time you pump the gas, a little stream of fuel squirts out and pools in the engine area. I’m sorry, I know absolutely nothing about cars so I’m sure this description doesn’t really help you out, but I was able to take some photos and I pointed out where the fuel is leaking and pooling.

Our best guess is that it’s a problem with maybe a cracked rubber seal somewhere, but again, I know nothing about cars and how to fix them. I just thought it would be a safer bet to make a posting here and see if anyone has had a similar problem and has any friendly advice to lend before we try to tow the car to a repair shop and run the risk of having some crook tell us the car is worse off than she really is.

I appreciate ANY and ALL help you have to offer! I will try to answer any questions you have and I can take additional pictures if you need me to. The pictures below were originally taken with a camera phone, but I’m going to get new batteries for my actual digi-cam so I can take better, more detailed shots if anyone requires them.

Thank you!


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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 9:58 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Replace or overhaul the carbuerator-start here
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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 11:42 PM
Tiny
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That one is really simple to repair. Your carb is leaking at the accellerator pump. Based on the pictures it looks like it has been recently rebuilt. I would take the carb off and rebuild only the accellerator pump at this time. It should run good as it did before it started leaking. Also noticed your oil cap is missing.
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 2:17 AM
Tiny
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I JUST DON'T THINK YOU CAN BEAT THIS PRICE!

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Carburetor---Remanufactured-United-Carb_5122244-P_26_R%7CGRPCARBAMS_1261788122____#

NO WAY I WOULD REBUILD ONE, IF I COULD GET THIS PRICE ON ONE FOR MY JEEP

MY PREFERENCE ON THE CORE, WOULD BE JUST PAY IT, AND KEEP THE ORIGINAL TOO, AS IT MAY GET SCARCE LATER ON.

KEEP US INFORMED ON PROGRESSION OF YOU VENTURE

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 3:27 AM
Tiny
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I had someone else tell me I could try fixing it on my own with a proper Carb Kit for about $25. But then the suggestion to completely replace it.I'm not sure which route to take. I don't want to mess anything up, but we're also not made of money and can't afford a new part at the moment. /=
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT APART----PROPERLY CLEAN IT----ADJUST IT CORRECTLY INTERNALLY----RE-INSTALL. NOT A GOOD THING TO TACKLE, BY YOURSELF, FOR THE 1ST TIME

YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS EITHER ROUTE YOU TAKE. IDLE MIXTURE. IDLE SPEED, AND CHOKE

AT MINIMUM YOU WILL NEED A DWELL/ TACH METER TO ADJUST, EITHER SCENARIO.A VACUUM GAUGE IF YOU PREFER IT OVER THE TACH. BY EAR, JUST WON'T CUT IT, IF YOU WANT IT RIGHT.I CAN SHOW YOU WHERE TO GET A WHOLE TUNE-UP KIT, REALLY REASONABLE

WE CAN KEEP GIVING YOU INFO, I, PERSONALLY WILL GO AS FAR AS EXPLAINING, ON CAR ADJUSTING. IF YOU HAVE THE TOOLS NEEDED. AND YOU PAY ATTENTION, NO JUMPING AHEAD.I DO THIS FOR THE JEEP CJ GUYS TOO!

IT MAY TAKE A WHILE

YOU GOTTA MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION ON YOUR DESTINY!

GIVE US A SHOT OF THE WHOLE CAR, WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, WE SELDOM SEE WHAT WE'RE WORKIN' ON!

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 4:05 AM

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