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    Good point in a leaking float. His over flow problem could just be a float set too high or the float valve leaking. Those float valves has a very small rubber seal on them that you can barely see. If its been a few years since this carburetor has been rebuilt, there is a good chance it's been destroyed by ethanol.

    The good news is a rebuild kit is dirt cheap at Autozone. I use a 1971 Ford F100 rebuild kit for my 2100 and it costs less than $15. It only takes 20 or so minutes to rebuild the carb as well.

    There are plenty of YouTube videos out there on how to rebuild one.

    There are only a few basic tools needed to rebuild a 2100. Most people use nothin more than a can of beer, a screw driver, and an adjustable wrench. I don't drink alcohol, so I substitute a diet Cheerwine for the beer.

    When I can't have a diet Cheerwine I substitute it with diet Dr Pepper Cherry.

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    They have Cheerwine in Charlotte?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    FYI, a leaking float will fill with fuel, sink to the bottom of the bowl, and shut the fuel off, not flood the carb.
    Not from what I remember. The float shuts off the fuel when it gets to high.
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    Admins Never Retire Ron's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    Not from what I remember. The float shuts off the fuel when it gets to high.
    Steve does everything backwards...
    See: How to Troll a Troll 101
    ;-)

    Unless it is ancient, it will not leak but saturate since it is solid, (made out of Nithrophyl, or similar)...it is not hollow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    Not from what I remember. The float shuts off the fuel when it gets to high.
    Yup
    Yeah, it's dirty. I drive it.

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