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Bought an 87 foreman and have been working on doing a little restoration on it. A little background: Guy I bought it from had it converted into a gravity fed system because the fuel pump went out and he didn't want to buy a new one. Ran perfectly fine but still wanted to convert it back to normal. Found an OEM fuel pump, replaced the tank because the original one was rusted through, new fuel filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel cut relay as well. I cranked it up for the first time after and gas was pouring out of the overflow of the carb. Pulled the carb, cleaned it real good, used a rebuild kit to replace jets, gaskets, and float valve. Cleaned the float too which looked to be in pretty good shape. Put the carb back on, cranked it up and gas was still pouring out of the overflow. A buddy came by and we pulled it out again and found a tiny piece of rubber that somehow was missed during the clean that was stuck in the float valve. We figured that was the problem so we put it back on, cranked it up and no leaks. Ran great for over a week but went to crank it tonight and same problem, gas started pouring from the carb overflow again. After running for a little bit it eventually shut off. Wanted to see if anyone had any advice of anything I may be overlooking before I pull it out again. Feels like I might not have ever fixed the problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks for the help!