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(video update)More Carb trouble possibly? ??
#1
OK well as you may know I put a new Carb on my car and it fired right up and ran great, even drove the car for the first time. So after 100 degree weather I had no interest in tinkering with it again until today when I planned on fixing all the brakes. I go to start it and it runs but not as well and even stalled. Only way I could get it to start was to hold choke wide open and it would spuuter around guessing 300 rpm and puff it would die. I though it was cold or whatnot so I had it in the garage as planned. Fixed by brakes yada yada and I go to start it to pull out the garage and it just didn't want to fast idle or Rev up at all. No matter how the choke was. I noticed fuel around base of the Carb so I checked the bolts and the Carb bolt were loose I though well maybe the vibrations backed em up a bit. I go to crank it and my solenoid dies..great so I go in and have dinner come back out side and tow it out the yard and into the parking spot where I tried starting it one more time and it did crank. Still it just wouldn't fire up. I don't get it. What could have gone wrong just sitting for a week and I fired it up once then. Could it be flooded somehow? If the Carb was loose and seeping fuel between the base and manifold? Sorry for the run on sentences but I'm just a little aggravated right now. Just looking for advice or suggestions before I do a bunch of unnecessary work.
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#2
Sounds like you have a stuck float, try tapping on the carb body with the handle of a screwdriver to get it to free up. My vote goes float problem.

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#3
agreed.

All carbs need adjustment, don't get discouraged,

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#4
Brand new out the box ran great until a week later now it will not stay running and not Rev up
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#5
if its a new carb it shouldnt have any floats sticking unless you picked up some junk from the old tank and lines. Could have gotten rust and debris into the carb. i fought the rust in my tank and lines for almost a year then just bought new lines and a tank and havent had any trouble since. you might have to clean your carb out now. just to try, stick a piece of hose into a 5 gallon jug of gas and run it to your fuel pump and see how it runs then .

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#6
I have it hooked up to a jug with clean fuel until I can flush lines/tank.
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#7
matrixx;79299 Wrote:I have it hooked up to a jug with clean fuel until I can flush lines/tank.

do you still have the old line from pump to carb?

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#8
Yes it is
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#9
Did you put a new fuel filter on the line going into the carb? If not I bet some gunk or rust got in there and is causing your new problem.

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#10
I am not saying for sure a float is the problem but I have had very low mileage new carbs have floats stick. They could also be set to high causing the carb to load with fuel big time, have ya looked at a plug or 2 yet?

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP fasteners - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe -  MSD digital 6al box - MSD coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - ported weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - competition engineering subframe connectors - lakewood traction bars.                                            










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