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Hi all,
I am really green when it comes to Carbs. I have a Holly 600CFM on my 350. The idle has to be set really high to keep it running. That being said, when you put the car in gear, the suddenn drop in RPM's causes the car to stall. Plus at lights, I have to keep revving it to keep it running.
I am sure that the carb needs adjustment. It has been sitting for 5 years, and needs some tweaking.
Could one of you guys help me do the adjustments?
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Sounds like a vacuum leak.

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If it's been sitting for 5 years, you really should do some checking before you start turning screws. I would for sure replace the fuel filter. Is your holley the one with externally adjustable floats (cathedral bowls, dual inlet, big screw and nut at top center of each float bowl)? Does it have sight plugs in the sides of the bowl?

You'll need a vacuam guage and a timing light, and it wouldn't hurt to clean the gunk out of the carb first. It's probalby all varnished up from sitting.





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Agree with JimM. Best way is to remove carb, get a kit, use the LIST number from airhorn to help get the correct p/n of kit. Then get a can or two of Carb cleaner, either the tub with the basket to let parts soak, or the spray bomb carb cleaner.

Or, you let another vendor do it if you want. Glad to read its running after five years.

Remove the gas cap, smell the filler tube. If it smells like bad gas, then it would be a requirement to remove tank and either have the OE boiled out or replaced with a new one. Let the new gas run through the lines to clean them out. pressurize the tank at the filler neck with an air tank, unhook the fuel pump inlet hose and catch it in a drain bucket.

Change filter, any rubber lines, clean fuel added, and let'er rip. Use the vacuum gauge on full-time manifold vacuum set the mixture screws for max vac reading.

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Originally posted by JimM:
If it's been sitting for 5 years, you really should do some checking before you start turning screws. I would for sure replace the fuel filter. Is your holley the one with externally adjustable floats (cathedral bowls, dual inlet, big screw and nut at top center of each float bowl)? Does it have sight plugs in the sides of the bowl?

You'll need a vacuam guage and a timing light, and it wouldn't hurt to clean the gunk out of the carb first. It's probalby all varnished up from sitting.
Not sure on the floats, but it does have sight plugs.
New fuel filter , new fuel lines, but am planning to buy a new Holley as it stands, just for the fact that the one on there has a questionable past; my cousin that sold me the car said it was a swap meet special that was rebuilt a few times. Add the fact that the electric choke doesnt work, and I think its time to put the old dog to sleep.
Going with another Holley, not sure which one. I like the looks of the Street Avenger, but I've been told that its a pain to find parts.
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