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Offline Brown87Charger

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Hard starting with edelbrock 1406. (please help)
« on: August 20, 2008, 09:31:06 PM »
I have searched all over and talked to all of the old guys I know but I don't know a lot about carbs and have not got it working right yet. I was told to try adjusting it with a vac. gauge and it was to hard to see a change on my gauge. I installed the carb an took off all of the emissions crap all at once. It started fine and I ran it a few times with no problems so I adjusted the air/fuel like in the dvd and went to a friends house while I was showing it to him I saw that I forgot the kick down linkage so I put it on. That was the start of the problem. I then stopped at a friends dads house and he checked the air fuel and it seemed fine. If it is cold it will crank for awhile then pop off but not run I can hit the gas a little when it pops and it will start. If it is warm it will crank for about 10 to 15 seconds then I can pump it a few times and it will start. I have tried one pump before cranking and it is harder to get going. No binding on anything and no vac. leaks and like I said before I adjusted the air/fuel it started with no gas after 2 to 3 seconds at most >:(. I got the truck from my dad as a gift ( he gave it to me for sentimental reasons because it was the first brand new truck he ever bought and I was 4 yrs old and remember it like yesterday) and it is embarrassing to take it over to show off what I have done to it when I have to sit in front of his house cranking it all day.

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Re: Hard starting with edelbrock 1406. (please help)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 09:56:47 AM »
Try running a fuel filter with no return line back to the fuel tank.  Basically a fuel filter with an in and out. no nipple out the side like the stock filter.  That has alleviated some of the cold hard starting problems I've had with Carter carbs.  Edelbrock/Carter AFB's tend to be a hard starting when hot.  Try the different fuel filter first.  I would also check your fuel float heights also.
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