I had planned to install a 4 bbl on a F4B manifold this winter but since the
Holly 2 bbl
became a problem, I moved up the 4 bbl installation to...next week.
I went by Summit Racing and picked up an Eldebrock Performance Carb, model
1404 with manual choke
and delivers 500 cfm.
The carb is new not remanufactured so it ought to work, right?
I am also moving the coil from the factory location on top of the intake
manifold near the gas line, to
a cooler and safer location near the generator.
Thanks again for your help,
On Jul 17, 2010, at 2:00 PM, Owain Lloyd wrote:
> i had issues with slowly sinking floats too. its hard to reproduce but at
about 12 bucks for a new float its not worth guessing.
> before installing a regulator, fuel pressure should be easy to just measure
with one of those cheap fluid filled mechanical gauges that go under the
bonnet. take it out when you're done. you need a gauge to set/check the
regulator anyhow. i keep a mechanical gauge on a long line that can come into
the interior in my tool chest for testing/diagnosis. actually two - one for
carbs and one higher range one for injection.
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Allan Ballard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Thanks everyone,
> The fuel tanks have been redone; the floats are set correctly but I don't
> whether they leak or if anything is
> Since the the carb is new (remanufactured) hopefully the needle/seat is ok
> The carb appears to have two spacers each about 1/2 inch thick but I don't
> know if either or both are non-heat absorbing---how
> to tell?
> There is a filter just prior to the fuel line connecting to the carb.
> That leaves fuel pressure; makes sense to insert a pressure regulator into
> system. The fuel pump is a new reproduction of
> the factory pump.
> On Jul 16, 2010, at 10:46 PM, Thomas Witt wrote:
> > As you said you drove a short 6 miles and there was bubbling gas. If
> car sat for 30 years the gas tank may be full of debris. If it is getting
> past the filter (is there a filter?) you could be having particles not
> allowing the float to close. This might be the cause of the excess fuel.
> > So, it is either the float bowls overfilling (particles in the needle &
> seat), overheating ( you need to insulate the carb from the intake with a
> heat absorbing spacer or your fuel pressure is too high. Those would be
> first things to check.
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