RAY: It sounds like your carburetor is flooding and liquid gas is coming out the vents.
TOM: Your instincts are correct: That’s not a great long-term situation, and you’re right to look for a more permanent fix.
RAY: But since you can’t get help rebuilding your carburetor, I’m going to suggest that you try to replace it.
TOM: Go online, and see if you can find an already-rebuilt carburetor for your 1968 Chevy truck. I’m guessing you have a V-8 engine, and probably a Rochester carburetor. Ideally, you’ll find a remanufactured one for a few hundred bucks that will be just as good as new.
RAY: And the needle and the floats will all be brand-new, and should work perfectly. Or at least no worse than they worked in 1968.
TOM: And if you were game to rebuild the carburetor, swapping it out is even easier.
RAY: You simply disconnect the linkage and the fuel line, which is no big deal. Then you unscrew about four nuts that bolt down the carburetor, and you’re pretty much done.
TOM: Well, you’re done when you successfully put those four nuts back in, along with the new carburetor, then reattach everything and see if the truck starts. But it’s a pretty simple job, and you sound like you’re up for it.
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