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Old 10-22-2002, 01:38 PM
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i just bought my 65 galaxie 500 last night and drove it home. my problem is it idles way too high and i cant find any adjustment screws on the carb. the motor is a 352, the carb is a made for ford holley 4 barrel, i dont know what size, it looks like someone has placed 3 or 4 gaskets under the carb so by the time i got it home the outside edges were soaked with gas. the auto parts store wants 399.00 for a 600 holley and 145.00 for a stock replacement or should i attempt to rebuild and/or adjust existing, which brings me full circle...where are the adjusting screws? thanks

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Old 10-22-2002, 01:57 PM
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there has got to be something on there somewhere to adjust the idle. find where your throttle cable runs to and whatever it is operating should have an adjusting screw nearby to set the idle.

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Old 10-22-2002, 03:33 PM
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Besides the idle speed screw there is also a fast idle adjustment screw which may be the problem. If you're having gas soaking, I'd rebuild it. It should be an Autolite though, not a Holley. If it is a Holley the bowls come off each end with 4 screws, the Autolite has a top piece that comes off for access to the bowls. It actually looks like the new Holley carbs and I wouldn't be surprised if Holley used it as a model. The Autolite came in only a few sizes the largest I believe was about 485cfm, they work well and are almost trouble free. If it's a Holley post the #'s on the choke horn and it can be identified.

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