Originally Posted by WildAlaskan
well it could be a bad needle valve. to diagnose this i would take it apart again, connect a clean fuel hose to the fuel intake and blow through the hose while lifting the float tabs if u can blow thru the valve is leaking
my carb was leaking this way before i lapped the valve with some baking soda tooth paste
after the valve was lapped i blew into the hose as hard as i could trying to break the seal but couldnt never had that problem again
Mine did dat and I also had performance problems, found the carb was loose on the manifold. DUHHH! Tightened her up, leakage stoppped and performance was back to normal.