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Old 09-05-2004, 10:00 AM
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hey fellro

i put that carb on just to fool with it a little bit. the chock was leaking so i switched it for my new choke on that carb i had on, well i started it up and lo and behold it started, just fooling with it is all right now, but it ran alot better then the other one did. when i rev it up it sounds 100% better, but it wont idle for very long, it defintly needs rebuilt, and i think it needs a thick gasket like that one we pried it off of. seems to have a major vacum leak with that little thin gasket i have on there now. just wanted to let you know that. i going to get a rebuild kit for it next week. hopefully when i come down again i will have it on so you can hear what you did for me. thanks again
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:25 AM
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It's been sitting for some time, and hasn't likley been rebuilt, so it isn't suprising it needs a little help, glad it works so far, hope it fixes the problem. The other definitely wasn't supplying enough fuel, from the looks of the left bank exhaust manifold, it looked like the exhaust was getting pretty hot too. Now you got an updated carb by 9 years...
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:32 PM
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yeah i just took it back off going to run by autozone during the week and see what i can get for it, i couldnt belive how much a differnce that carb made that engine sound. is that carb also the cause of my manifold getting hot ? i wish i knew more about this stuff, that bowtie stuff doesnt carry over too well
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:33 PM
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Running lean makes the manifolds run hot. Ever seen headers glow in the night? kinda cool but scary at the same time...
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:36 PM
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i'll have to be more carefull til i get that carb rebuilt, maybe i should richin up my mixture a little bit
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:38 PM
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cast iron will take it better, but the idle mixtures should be reset, but won't have any effect on the road mixture, just idle
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:29 PM
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thinking now that maybe i should have brought this up when i was down there lol, i havent a clue about carbs or how to richen up idle mixture lol.
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