Re: Hard starting? or just a simple mistake.
Last to first reply; I'm almost sure that I tightened the two back nuts and two front bolts. That is, I, uh, was supposed to...It ran great! But at that time there was no cruise, sit and drive home late nights. Basically, just go for a long drive and park it until next week.
The sequence of manifold gaskets is; fiber heat resistant, then thin factory metal that blocks smiley face trough in manifold, then thicker fiber type. Yes, timing could go a tick advanced. Was 12 Deg advanced, now it's 10 because it idled better quarter turn lean. But, that was in late September's 60 degrees weather.
Yes, I'm pretty sure the float is set right. While the rebuild, I checked it a couple of times. Specs in Walker rebuild kit says 3/8" above flat spot on throttle body. (high HP & big blocks are more) The float is brandy new brass.
I hope the check valve is ok. Because if not, I don't know if I can get one. The fuel pump is an aftermarket chrome one and I can't see any name brand on it. It dose however have a small bolt head on the underside.
Thanks for helping out. I can't imagine that the loose front bolts and loose rear nuts are not a problem waiting to happen. I also can see where it could run fine once started due to a good vacuum, then shut down and sitting in the heat for hours could cause evaporation. Just saying.
Then there is the problems associated with ethanol additives at the pumps.
'68 rs/SS 350 M-21 posi
Last edited by rgwiz; Jun 18th, 15 at 01:28 PM.