Hobbit PA50I - my carb runneth over

Just finished rebuilding a carb for a PA50I with a rebuilding kit from Treats and when I tried to start the bike gas was coming out of the overflow fitting on the bottom of the carb. A what could be the possible cause of the problem. Thanks Jack

Re: Hobbit PA50I - my carb runneth over

Stuck float.....Bad needle or seat....

Re: Hobbit PA50I - my carb runneth over

this might just be that tapered screw on the bottom of your float bowl that controls the drainage of the float bowl(very nice) is missing or needs tightened up.

Re: Hobbit PA50I - my carb runneth over

> pat splat Wrote:

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> this might just be that tapered screw on the bottom of your float bowl

> that controls the drainage of the float bowl(very nice) is missing or

> needs tightened up.

FYI :

The tapered tip of those screws can be 'refreshed' .

I've done so by simply mounting the screw in a drill and sanding the tip while spinning the screw .

Re: Hobbit PA50I - my carb runneth over

If the bowl tap is sealed and the leaking is truely overflow, make sure you have the bowl on correctly...the tap screw in the bottom of the bowl should be on the same side as the fuel intake nipple. If you put the bowl on backwards it pins the float open and will constantly overflow. If the bowl is on correctly and the tap screw is sealed make sure that your float needle is actually sealing when the float is up... In the up position the float pushes the needle into the fuel spigot and seals against a small brass insert that brass insert can get corroded and not allow the needle to seal correctly so you have to take a qtip shaft and polish it to get a smooth seal. (Of course make sure you have a good needle and rubber tip)

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