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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 16, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Back fire thru carb

Hello Camaro team, I am new to this forum. My caris 69 Camaro 383, Ford 9" 389 gears, Hiedts sub frame with rack &coil over, holley 650 CFM, trans 700R4 3200 stall.
Need help. Car starts fine cold when I go to a carshow and sites for a couple hours go to start it I will get a back fire thrucarb.
(Little embarrassing)
Checked: Timing, carb pump not loose or to tight,floats trickle out not sure what to do next, checked air fuel mixture withvacuum gauge
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 16, 01:50 PM
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Re: Back fire thru carb

Back firing through the carb can be caused by a number of reasons. Starting with a lean condition due to to much carb (not your problem you are a little undersized for displacement), a vacuum leak, or poor adjustment of your accelerator linkage. It can also be excessive timing that is coming on too strong to fast. You may need to change weight and springs in your distributor or adjust the vacuum to the can if it is adjustable. Without looking at your motor as it does this I can only offer generalities. The Service and Diagnostic section of Chiltons or Motors Auto service manual for your year car could help you go through the printed decision tree (If this look at this ... kind of thing).

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 16, 03:48 PM
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Re: Back fire thru carb

Does the carb have a choke? Also how do you start it? First crank it over than step on the gas or pump the gas pedal once to the floor then crank it over?
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