Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   Crushed floats
posted August 14, 2000 09:39 AM           
What generally causes carb floats to become crushed?

posted August 17, 2000 07:17 PM
Had a pro. carb man tell me that if you rev. the engine with the air breather off and happen to stop the air vent with your hand or something it will pressure up and crush float.

posted August 19, 2000 09:06 AM
Holley has road course floats that are available. Thats all I ever run (gas) and have never had a problem.

Earl Parker II
posted September 03, 2000 08:29 PM
The source of crushed floats is backfire. The sudden pressure rise will usually rupture the power valve first then, if it's severe enough, will colapse the floats. The fact that the bowls are vented to the atmosphere often doesn't help. The pressure rise is so fast that the damage is done before the pressure can equalize.

You can always use the nitrophyl (black) floats but that won't help the power valve. A better idea is to use the spring/checkball deal that Holley sells that prevents the pressure rise from reaching the fuel bowl in the first place.

Back to the Archives