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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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My 4bbl Rochester carb on my 327 '68 Camaro is leaking at the front of the carb where the fuel filter is located. It's not leaking at the hose conncerion. There seems to be a small metal plug where the fuel filter is housed that is leaking.

Any idea on how to correct this?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 10:41 AM
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Geyser...if the quadrajet is an original 1968 Q-jet, it at one time had a vent/valve that was actuated by the accelerator pump, located on top the carb near the inlet. It was decided by carb builders that the this valve did little more than let dust into the fuel bowl so many simply plugged the opening with a brass plug and epoxied it from leaking, and discard the little valve mechanism.

If this is what you're referring, buy a new plug...a O-ring type plug is available, but a replacement brass or steel one is fine if used with epoxy. You'll need to remove the air horn.

1969 and up didn't use this vent set-up.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 11:28 AM
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Take some 5 minute epoxy and seal it.
Make sure its clean, and a few taps from a small hammer will also help to seal it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'll try the epoxy. This plug is not on the top of the carb. It's on the front where the fuel filter is located.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 03:19 AM
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Are you talking about the fitting that the fuel line threads into?
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It's not leaking at the fitting. There is what looks like a small plug on the front of the carb where the fuel filter is located.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 12:48 PM
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I believe you're talking about the factory plug thet was put it after machining the fuel inlet bore.

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