Base of carburetor leaking

willspring

Bigger Hammer
Apr 28, 2011
106
Fletcher North Carolina
First Name
Will
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962
On my '62 wagon there is gas seepage, where it connects to the manifold.

I rebuilt the carb it several years ago and I recently started it again.

Any suggestions?
 

Oliver Hevvy

Precision Fit
Jun 21, 2013
628
San Francisco Bay Area, California
First Name
Oliver
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1951
When it's running? Odd place for gas to seep. Clean the area and watch real close. Is it coming out the throttle shaft holes?

There's vacuum in the manifold, so if the base gasket is bad it should suck, so to speak.
 

ARLEN

Precision Fit
Apr 1, 2013
885
SOUTH , FLORIDA
First Name
48 DELIVERY
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1948
Sometimes the gaskets we buy are to thin. You can buy thicker gaskets to make up for whatever gaps might cause the leakage. I just did that with a Transmission Pan Gasket. Whatever it is, fix it. We don't want you to have a fire. It only takes a hot manifold and a little bit of gas to go up in flames.
 
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