I bet the strainer fell out of the fitting and was simply loose in the socket. This dramatically increased the reaction rate of the secondary fuel circuit. Some have also had the metal tag. In fact after looking at the strainer seated in the fitting, their combined depth is much less than the depth of the fuel inlet socket on the passenger rear side of the carb. Rebuilding Mopar's Favorite Muscle Carb Carter carburetion and Mopars are synonymous.
First, there are 4 separate and distinct versions of the thermoquad. When I replaced that with the spare that came on the junk carb I noticed that one of the metering rod caps came loose and the rod was poking out the top. Often there are two or three holes into which it can fit. We are searching for new faces and new perspectives. And there are no tapped holes for the metering rod covers.
Check the float to be sure that it is not leaking. Had him do mine 7 years ago , and have not touched them since. Be sure that you carefully match up the parts in the kit with the parts removed from your carburetor. Certainly, if one has all of the specialized tools, parts, and the knowledge of which to use. Previously I had to dial out the idle screws to like 6 turns to get it to stay running.
Ill set the floats using the gauges that came with the kit which says to make sure I have the air horn gasket in place when setting. Longer term, I'd like to drop in a rebuilt 350 into it and dramatically improve the hp, but I will see how a rebuilt carb and the current Q runs for another few years. Could I see your setup? As you remove the carb, make note of the direction of the carburetor on the manifold, of the way the gaskets are installed, of spacers and of throttle connections. Tell him Tom Kossmann sent you! I'm in no rush to drop thousands more into the boat. Also I read that the butterfly rods should not be lubricated. Trying to use the Chevrolet airvalve on the Pontiac will result in hesitation or bog when the secondary engages.
Are you willing to commit the time, energy and creativity needed to assist us in promoting and supporting our mission? Kit came with 2 different air horn gaskets. Between the 2 of those issues I am shocked I had any vacuum left for the brake booster or headlights. Be certain you know which pin connects which lever or rod. A brass wire brush is a big help in removing gum and varnish. To make sure you get the correct carburetor kit, please match your carburetor number with the list provided.
I've had that same problem and just went to a manual choke. For openers, the original carburetor application dictates that calibrations fall within certain pre-determined parameters. Wondering if I should pick up a new one anyhow or if I should go to the Sintered Bronze ones since a new one isn't included in the kit? Be sure to catch the gas that will run out of the line in a small can or with rags. Would you like to help chart our course? I chose the one on the left mostly because the original gasket only had 3 small holes horizontal in pic on top and bottom of barrel holes blocking off the 4th. It may be internal and only repairable when the carb is disassembled, or it may be that the mounting gasket s are leaking, the carburetor is not securely mounted, bolts are loose or other easy fixes. Examples: 120-389 would be a jet of diameter 0.
If you sell those jets, and rods and stuff, how much for each thing? Use the new parts that came with the rebuilding kit instead of trying to reuse an old part that still looks good. The system worked, but it had two flaws. If after reading this you don't feel comfortable tearing down a carburetor, have a professional or a friend with carburetor experience do the work. Literally has people send him their Carters from all over the world. Now I have had luck using a automatic carb on a 4 speed but I have always had a stumble trying to use a 4 speed carb on an automatic. I ended up pulling out the butterfly shafts or whatever they are called and cleaning everything up. Some have two steps, some have three steps, and a few have four steps.
It did clean up the bits well but I had to pull the whole thing apart cuz the soda got into everything. Is the strainer supposed to be secured inside the fitting somehow to keep it from falling out? Its off of a 1972 Chris Craft 350. After I performed this procedure I realized that the butterflies were not centered when I originally took the carb apart. Neither the author nor Allpar. She has been running great with the exception of 2 things.