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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 07, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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68 camaro with 650 holley problems

i got a 68 camaro with the 650 holley and i was jjust wandering how i could maybe lean it out a lil i guess, it has vacum secondaries and i did sumtin someone told me to do and put a bolt so it would come in all the time.....but ive had about 5 friends in the past month say when they ride behind me they can "smell" gas from how rich my car is running ?..i dont smell gas so i dunno, but is that bolt idea a good thing or prolly makes it slower ?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 07, 05:47 PM
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Re: 68 camaro with 650 holley problems

Man take that bolt out! Your car will never perform like it can with the bolt opening the secondaries like that. Find you a 650 double pumper if you want to have mechanical secondaries. Another issues with the "gas smell" could be timing. What ignition system do you have?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 07, 06:21 AM
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Re: 68 camaro with 650 holley problems

Your jetting could be too rich, you could have a vacuum leak, your plugs or wires could be bad, etc, etc. Lots of things could produce a "gas smell". Plus, if you're running a big cam, then you'll get that gas smell even if it's tuned perfectly.................

But I agree with Bassman, take the screw out. The screw trick doesn't add fuel when secondaries open, so you will get a bog. A "double-pumper" carb has two accelerator pumps, with the secondaries having their own pump. This provides the extra fuel when you stomp it.


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