Everything you just said is true. I feel like im getting somewhere. How involved is it to check the float and set it correctly?
while most people can do this themselves. I personally think it's more than a simple float adjustment. You might have other things going on inside your carb. do you know any decent mechanics that are old enough to have adequate carburetor knowledge to help you out?
To adjust the float you will need to take the top (air-horn) off the carb and measure the float level and the float drop. Then compare with factory specs if out of spec you bend a tab slightly and recheck, repeat till its in spec. But first you should remove the float check the needle valve tip for gouges, dirt, etc. then if the float is brass shake it and listen for fuel sloshing. if any liquid is in it, time for a new float and at that point i would just go ahead and rebuild the entire carb or if that is beyound your ability buy a reman carb for it.
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