You have a good chance at solving this, I can tell already. BTW, the processes for synching and float height are linked above. They're underlined
. I try to put links in all my posts to backup or help show the concepts I discuss.
You are correct on linking the fuel tank with a longer fueling tube or small gas reservoir, but I do it with the exposed fuel line disconnected from the fuel tap. No BOOM yet.
I put a rag in the tube loop to keep it from drooping and loop the my carb synch tool over the left grip handle
, via zip tie. I'm curious what you'll find on your synchronization, if they're grossly off or if something is goofing the results up.
If you're trying to lean some of the mixture out using float height, you'll want the height to be closer to 15mm, causing the float to squeeze the plunger off 2 mm early. Although, that sounds drastic. Not sure why you're still getting so much fuel smell and smoke.
For reference, I just put up a pic of my spark plugs
. I consider them to be an example of a healthy running engine. See if you plugs ever dry out.
Get on eBay and see if you can get a cheap set of used carbs there. Read the seller's description & rating carefully so you know what you're getting. Often the seller has little clue about carb models. A good price is under $100 shipped. Obviously lowball or skip.
Lastly, check the condition of the other vacuum stuff above the valve cover. Maybe you have a cracked, disconnected or clogged vacuum line that's compounding your problems, especially the float vacuum line coming from the front air RAM.
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