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8/3/13 5:52pm - Original Message: 'Gas Smell '
tinbender
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Took out the vette today and I can smell gas. The gas lines are not leaking and i didn't see any signs of a leak,the only thing I noticed was the rubber line going into the fuel pump was pulsating. Thanks Rick
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8/3/13 7:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Gas Smell '
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

Joined: 8/26/2006
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Sounds like your fuel pump is a good sucker and there is a restriction in the line from the tank.  Or the hose is weak.

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8/3/13 9:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Gas Smell '
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I get a gas smell in mine too everytime I start it the first time of the day...I put it off since I don't have a choke and dump tons of gas to get it goin...the rubber line you may want to look into replacing since it shouldn't pulsate...might be getting thin.

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8/3/13 10:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Gas Smell '
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Summerville, SC - USA

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My 1974 Vette sold last August 2014. I am still willing to show up to events and local gatherings if anything happening No new vette yet.

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It may be your carb as well.   I had a holley carb on my car which ran rich so every time I started the car I would smell gas. I checked all my lines and fuel pump and there was no leak. 

I replaced my carb with my original rochester after I rebuilt it.  No more smell.

perhaps you should have your carb rebuilt ?


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