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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 01, 05:25 PM
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would you say i'm running to rich if the exaust from the back of the car will burn the hell outta your eyes???? i forgot which way you turn the mixture screws on a holley vac sec to lean it some...i think its way rich
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 01:16 AM
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Depending on the size of your cam, you might be having the idle screw way too much in to get a decent idle. There is a section in the Holley web page concernig this. In my case, I had to open the rears a little bit by way of a small screw in the secondaries linkage. That way I got more air in the mixture at idle/more RPMs and it let me unscrew the idle screw enough to solve the same problem. For the mixture screws I used a vacuum gauge to look for max vac. No more burning eyes for me and the fuel consuption decreased. Good luck.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 03:12 AM
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If you are running a Holley carb, another thing you may want to check would be for a blown power valve. Had a similar problem several years ago and no amount of adjustment would help until I replaced the valve. Hope this helps.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 06:55 AM
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 01, 09:00 AM
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Thanks! I wish it only a motto! Now if I can only learn to spell "fix" I'll be all set

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