Thank you for your time and knowledge!! I recently tightened everything down on the carb ( all the screws and bolts) which most likely caused this issue. I have a gasket replacement kit to install soon so I will take it all apart and look for the things you mention. I understand this carb is prone to warpage.
Can you suggest a replacement carb or used part carb. I am worried that its grey market status will make finding the carb difficult in the states. Is there a carb rebuild kit from the factory I could order other than the gasket package ?