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gasket between carb and intake wet

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I've noticed a couple times that the gasket between the Carter carb and intake is wet to the touch. I've been having a bit of a hesitation off start and today the engine lightly surged while cruising. I'm still trying to find someone with a timing gun to get that checked out. Could this thick gasket be some of the problem? Couldn't find a whole lot on it. 

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Did you have your carb apart by any chance?  Mine has been wet since I rebuilt it and I'm pretty sure my float is set too high. That's why my intake/exhaust gaskets were wet also. Gas percolating through and running out intake runners when engine was not running. Since my body is not on frame yet it's easy to get to everything.  I have been turning gas valve off on temporary gas tank and letting carb run dry before shutting down and this seems to have solved both problems. That's why I think my issue is the float !!  May be part of your issue.   Hope this helps..  John

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16 hours ago, john hess said:

Did you have your carb apart by any chance?  

I did last fall. I actually had it removed several times for other reasons. I never touched the float and I suspect because of the number of times I removed it that gasket could use a change out. I did tighten it down some more. Don't have any intake/exhaust gaskets wet. I'm more concerned on my light stumble from stop. If I hit the pedal just right I can stall it. I'll keep an eye on it. Hope you fix yours...Mark

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