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Old 06-03-2006, 09:49 PM
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?? carb running way to rich??

Hey guys
I have a 47 ford truck with the flathead v-8, and it has a chandler groves carb on it,well it is running way to rich,the plugs look real black,and it is also very hard to start,I had the carb rebuilt about two years ago,and it has always been hard to start,any ideas????

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Are you running a electric fuel pump ?

You only need 2-4 psi, electric pumps put out more than this forcing fuel past the float valve

I had to fit a pressure regulator in line

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no it isnt a electric fuel pump,thanks for asking.
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First thing you would need to check is the float level. Since
you had a hard time starting it before, the rebuilder may have it
set to high.
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