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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 07:24 AM
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Eldebrock carb Questions

Hey guys its been a while since I have been to this site.
I have an Eldebrock carb I think its the 1405 manual choke on my 78 Chevy's 350. I have put in the offroad needles and seats.
The problem I seem to be having is my fuel filter seems to empty after sitting for a few days. I have put on a large clear fuel filter. Could the fuel filter just be to big?
So I am not sure if this next problem is related to my empty fuel filter but when I go to start my truck it takes a minute or two of cranking for it to start.
I have also just change my fuel pump. The truck would take even longer to get started. I don't have a timing light yet but I do have a vacuum gage. I hooked it up to the full vacum port on my carb and I am getting just below 18 pounds. I know there is a post on here somewhere as to what it should read but I searched for ever and could not find the post anywhere.

Is it possible I did something wrong when I put the needle and seats in? I reset the float level like it said to.

Thanks guys I appreciate the help with this.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 09:09 AM
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Re: Eldebrock carb Questions

Does your vacuum gauge double as a fuel pressure gauge? You should have fuel pressure pretty quick.

I'm leaning towards an accelerator pump or choke problem. Does it squirt fuel when you move the throttle?

PS: Edelbrock squarebore carbs suck.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 05:17 PM
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Re: Eldebrock carb Questions

Hey Wrath thanks for the help. I was having problems posting because of my Norton Securities.

I will look for a tee and test my fuel pressure like you suggested.
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