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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 10, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Stalling. Restarts Is it the heat?

I just finished putting new plugs, rotor and cap in on my Type LT. The weather here in Oregon has finally started to look like summer. I am getting stalling issues. when I run around town everything is fine... then I stall while moving in traffic. Pull to the side. Pump the gas twice (pray), and crank, no start. OR crank, start and stall after giving it my beat acceleration massage. After a few minutes of this I master the feathering of the throttle and head for the refuge of my driveway. It is 100 degrees here today; but I need reliable wheels. I pulled the fuel line at the banjo of the 1406 Edelbrock and cranked the engine- lots of fuel! I pulled the 1406 carb and reset the floats 7/16" and 15/16" hanging. Cleaned the rods, blew out the mixture screws and checked for vacuum leaks. I am ready to replumb the fuel lines. I picked up a Edelbrock 8190 Fuel pressure regulator.

Question: Now what? It did not come with any installation instructions- none found at Ed.com. All it came with is a packet of screws/lock washers (2 each) No info as to where to place it in the line- or how (one INLET- 2 OUTLETS). Does anyone run this regulator- got a photo you can post? What in hell are the scres/washers for?

I am not sure if this is/has been a carb issue or a pressure issue (too much) or a vapor lock due to summer heat?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 10, 08:38 AM
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Re: Stalling. Restarts Is it the heat?

Do you have a vented gas cap or line? Also a heat shield may work if it is boiling the fuel from the bowls. When it stalls pop the hood and look in the carb to see if fuel is boiling over and listen for the sound of bowling fuel in the bowls.

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Re: Stalling. Restarts Is it the heat?

I used to have that carb on my BBC and it was notorious for fuel percolation. As Skip already asked, do you have heat plate between the intake and carb? I got one and it helped a bunch but I still had issues on hot summer days. The pressure regulator you got is very similar to my Holley one. Most guys plug one of the out lines and that leaves you with one in and one out. So...from fuel pump to the in-line on the regulator and from the regulator out-line to the carb. Some guys will run a pressure gauge off the second out line. A pressure gauge is a must the regulator or otherwise what's the point, right? Below is a picture how I plumbed mine. I've see a lot of them mounted on the passenger fender well next to the heater hoses. Before I did mine the way I did, I was thinking about mounting it to the passenger side head, specifically the front of it.


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Re: Stalling. Restarts Is it the heat?

Zlek,

That is criminal awesome. I have seen shiny plumbing like that since the "after" photos from my colonoscopy. I am not buying enough gaskets and degreaser!
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...I have seen shiny plumbing like that since the "after" photos from my colonoscopy...

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