This may be the best video explanation that explains the frustrating magic behind the carburetor. It’s a part that many of us in the gearhead community are well familiarized with, but it’s still very common that people under 30 have never even driven a carb’ed car, much less worked on one!
If you’ve never had to deal with a sunk float or stuck needle, most would consider you to be lucky. However, you can still watch this video to get a better idea of how the magic worked in this complex fuel and air delivery system.
Plus, the black and white breakdown adds a certain level of extra drama to the whole process!