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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 04, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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383, Edelbrock carb. Not sure of CFM. I didn't install. The car smells like it's running rich. The fumes burn my eyes when close. I have the air \fuel mixture screws turned all the way in. I'm not sure it should even run this way but it does.
When I romp on it she goes fine, idles fine.
But it smells like it's running way rich.
Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 04, 02:55 PM
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Float level too high maybe?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 04, 04:14 PM
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possibly metering rods/jets combo too rich. check your plugs?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 04, 04:39 PM
 
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First off, if the mixture screws are in all the way and it idles fine your needles are scores meaning that they are not doing their job regulating.(Ask me how I know) If you can really smell the gas, then you need to change the metering rods and jets. There should be a number on the passenger side of the carb on the front of the base. What is that number?
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runnin350, The numbers are 1407 2219.
The carb is essentially new.
Hard to believe that things are worn out already, but.........

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 04, 07:10 PM
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Jets and rods have no effect on idle quality.

First, check is fuel is dripping out of boosters at idle. If it is, floats are too high.

If not, then I suspect you have your throttle blades open too far at idle, exposing the transfer slot. If it is, you need to bump up the advance (to about 16*, what cam are you running anyway?), then you can close the throttle blades enough to hide the slot. This is a common problem.

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