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Well i was on my way to work and i noticed a VERY strong gas smell in the car. Second of all i could not go over 800rpm with out it bogging out and shaking. And backfireing.

Its like it wasnt getting enough fuel, but yet it was very, very strong. I could smell the gas on my front porch when the elky was in the driveway.

It concerned me so when i got to work i poped the hood.... NO LEAKS???

I dont know if im at risk of any danger or the elky catching fire? Dont want that to happen.

Any advice?

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..check the oil level and smell the oil for gas fumes..might be a broke dighram in the fuel pump..:dontknow:
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SOLVED IT!!!

Few problems.
1.) have a tiny leak out of the bottom gasket of the carburetor.
2.) no leak in gas line!
3.) have a tiny exhaust leak under the cab-smell of gas
4.) backfireing could be from the leak in the exhaust.....my guess is he didnt quite get it 100% welded when connecting muffler.

Bogging out..... Well theres my retarde carburetor getting worse by the hour...

All and all this dont get better till i fix the timing and carb!:nanawrench:

Thanks for the help guys
 
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