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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Some body please help.I've got a # matching 70 1/2 z/28 solid lifter eng. It has started running real rich so rich that it fouls out my plugs and the smell will run you off. I've replaced the carb with a new holley 750 that didn't help same thing.
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i haven't put on yet I replaced the fuel filter because i've got some thash in my tank could my mechanical fuel pump be at fault. this is really got me stumped
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 06:16 PM
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I've seen fuel pumps go bad and leak into the engine diluting the oil. Usually the oil level goes up. the diluted oil goes past the rings easily, and fouls the plugs.
Check your vapor recovery lines, maybe something is wrong there.
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Thank you David. I kind of had a feeling that the fuel pump might be the problem. I will try another pump.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 00, 07:17 PM
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Did you set the floats correctly? I have made that mistake a few times. Thats why I went with the Edelbrock,

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I think by swapping out the carb, you've eliminated the float level posibility. Must be the fuel pump.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 00, 06:07 PM
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if your car is fresh out of storage, check out the fuel quality, your nose knows.... bad fuel can be expensive, and can ruin several carbs (one after another)
thanks for reading this drivel

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