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Fixed the 304 bog...something to look for!!!

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I went through the excellent "fix-a-bog" checklist prepared by TeamRush, and I finally found the problem. There is a little rubber thingy that goes in the hole between the accelerator pump and the tank that the float rides in. It wasn't fully seated in its hole, so the accelerator pump pumped a bit o' fuel into the engine, and most of it right back into the tank. Once I solved that (and raised the float so that it wasn't only 1/4" off the bottom of the tank /wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif) she runs like a maniac. Now if I only knew that my mixture was set right...She doesn't backfire, and she doesn't make black smoke... But I thought I'd thank all those who helped, and pass on that little gem of wisdom on more things to look for when confronted by a pesky bog.

Thanks teamrush!!

Measure once, cut twice...or is that the other way around?
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You are very welcome!!

To check your idle mixture,
Connect a vacuum gauge to the base plate of the carb, (Not the PCV line) or the intake manifold.
Run both idle mixture screws in all the way, LIGHTLY! don't gorilla them in, they are fragile!
Immediately back both our 1-1/2 turns.
Start the vehicle and let it warm up to normal operating temp.

IMPORTANT! Chalk the wheels and set the parking brake!
If it is an automatic, put it in REVERSE. (that way if something happens, it goes AWAY from you!)
Some people back them up against a tree or something...

Turn the mixture screws in or out TOGETHER, (most of the time in) 1/4 turn at a time until you get the highest vacuum reading.

When you get the highest vacuum reading, kill a chicken over the engine and chant to the Speed God Hemi, and dance naked in the street... Sorry, got carried away! This is just for the Chrysler guys....

All BS aside, that's all there is too it, just get the highest vacuum reading with the screws turned out even, and you are done! Have a beer, unless you really WANT to dance naked...

Good luck, Aaron.

PS, when you get that done, let me know, and I'll go through the jetting mixture proceedure with you.

So many cats, So few recipes....
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gifHard to type while laughing but/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
Aaron........ I killed the chicken/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif
I'm dancing naked/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif
But I don't know the chant/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif

PS Please hurry before my wife finds me!/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

Wider is better but taller is cooler!
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To give away the chant would get me kicked out of the Loyal Order of Weasels....
LOW for short... Didn't you know I was a LOW member?

It's a lot like Stiff Wood Country Club is, their motto is,
"You have to have a member, to be one."

You know we all belong to the High Grand Poo-Bah Order of Holley Carb Tuning Voo-Doo Priests, don't you?
Everybody thinks tuning a Holley is like Voo-Doo or at the very least, F.M.
(F**king Magic)

Holley carbs are so very easy to tune, all you need are 75 I.Q. points, and at lest one good eye and three fingers, or know somebody that does...
If you find sombody with 75 I.Q. points, one eye, and three fingers, he's probably going to be playing a banjo...

You can make a Holley do everything except run upside-down and cook breakfast.
I don't see why with everything that has been written about them they are still a mystery??
Maybe the guys that complain about them and cuss them can't read? (Back to the banjo!)
Anything is possible...

ANYWAY.... If we ever meet in person, I'll let you buy me a beer, and I'll give you the chant.... But you have to promise not to let the Exalted High Grand Weasel know I told you, or they will cut me off and I can't hang LOW anymore....

See ya, Aaron.

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets...
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