I think I have found my issue with the fuel smell in my garage. My Weber carb appears to be seeping through the upper gasket. I cleaned it all off the other evening and tightened up the screws on it. I noticed today that I can wipe my finger across the gasket seam and I have a small amount of fuel on it.
I also let it run and blasted the heck out of it with carb cleaner to see if there are any leaks. Nothing showed on the carb itself but the two spacer plates between the manifold and carb have a pretty good size leak.
My question is:
1. Do I get a kit and rebuild it? I called my local garage guy and he said "several hundred for a rebuild" due to time and . . . . . .. . .. I have never done a Weber before so I don't know what to expect. I can't find any numbers on it to even figure out what model and what kit to order.
2. Do I bite the bullet and put in a different carb? If so what brand will fit in place of the Weber without too much pain and suffering on my part? I have seen a few people mention two bbl Holleys?
Any and all feedback would be appreciated.
* Note - I still haven't gotten the vac lines figured out nor the ignition bypass done /sigh. I can't find the computer and I have to diagrams for the vac bypass one is for a 4 port valve and one is for a two port valve. I appear to have a 3 port (egr) valve?