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Re: Some Quadrajet carb issues (I think)
I caanot confirm electric or manual pump, but in the hour I spent trying to get the car to run, I always had an accel pump, so I am believing that the fuel in the carb is not an issue, but I will look into it.
I have been tuning small block for quite some time, first by the choc mild method, then finally upgraded to a O2 sesnor and a DVMeter. When I say they are black, they seem to have just a coating of oil on them. Plug is not corroded, or other wise deterioated, looks new just a coating of slight oil, nothing I would think to be concerned about, gap was good at 30 thou, and the car only has a 55,000 miles.
I know all about electric chokes, as you say, very easy to work with, but I cannot get the car running. It is closed to get the car started, and I held the it open quite a bit. It wants to start from time to time, but only fires while cranking. I looked down the throat to see if fuel was lewaking out the boosters, but nothing.
I wonder if something is clogging the carb? They changed the filter 6 months ago, so I have no clue what the original looks like
I may go more mechanical, and look at the cam timeing and so on.......And look a little deeper into the distriber.