Club Cobra Gas-N Exhaust  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Engine Building, Tuning, and Induction > Holley Tuning

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

MMG Superformance
Nevada Classics
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
May 2021
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2019, 10:15 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

Join Date: Jun 2017
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 64
Not Ranked     
Default Gas Smell

I have kept a carbureted car in garage for over 20 years and yes there will be a smell. Replaced the '69 Corvette that was flooded from Hurricane Harvey with a Backdraft that has a Holley 750 Avenger four barrel.

It really stunk up the garage. People told me it was the stainless fuel lines because of gasoline permeation. Others told me it was because of the side exhaust being short and smell coming out of them.

Sure that did contribute but what I discovered when pulling the carb off for a rebuild that intake runners were wet and I did not move the throttle plate nor did accelerator pump move during the removal. Prior to the removal, did check the squirters in the primaries for leakage after shut down and there was done.

Noted a response in the Backdraft sector of this forum where someone said that their smell was from a bad carb that needed rebuilding.

Well, did have mind done by Davanci Carbs in Houston and guess what- the strong smell of raw gas is now gone in garage. It was the carb. The garage does have an old car smell but nothing like it was. Dual quad set-up? Expensive rebuilds but that was my problem.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink