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Old 06-24-2013, 05:34 PM
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1406 Carb not filling floats?

Just like the title says. The 1406 carb I took off my motor in working order and stored in a box for less then a month is not acting up. When the pump is turned on the pressure gauge goes to 5.5 PSI but the floats are not being filled. You can pump the throttle and nothing comes out of the squirters. Ive tried filling them through the vents and got it to run for a few minutes but once they run out if dies. Any help with this would be great.

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Take the lid off and check the needle and seat for trash or insect condominium....
And to keep from confusing others who read this, the bowls fill with fuel, not the floats. The floats are what operates the needle and seat (the door to the bowls).
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Take the lid off and check the needle and seat for trash or insect condominium....
And to keep from confusing others who read this, the bowls fill with fuel, not the floats. The floats are what operates the needle and seat (the door to the bowls).
Thank Tech, I Just went out and bought a complete rebuild and jet kit for the sake of having them around. I ran out of daylight here in Texas this evening so tomorrow i will yank the carb off and do a quick rebuild on it. And yes sorry for the bad wording on my part. I meant to say Bowl, Not float.
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By the way, just in case you don't have it, here's the owner's manual....
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...ers_manual.pdf
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turn on the pump, take a wooden mallet and smack the carb right at the fuel inlet. Problem solved.




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Well after taking the carb off and doing a complete rebuild I'm still having troubles. It now is filling the bowls with fuel. But when you manually pump the carb nothing comes out of the squarters, Not a drop. If I take the carb off and leaved it hooked to the fuel pump I can shake the carb and get fuel to come from the doglegs. But its similar to a uncontrolled leak. It just dripped from the dogleg. Would love to square this away so I can do the break in of the new motor.
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