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Old 01-04-2005, 03:15 PM
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Carburetor problems.

I'm new to this site so hopefully someone can help my.

I have a old dodge with a 318 2bbl, 4 speed. Mostly stock except the 500cfm holley carburetor (2BBL). But i've never had problems with it until today.

My friends and I were out off roading and I went to follow them up a hill (about 55* slope) I managed to get about half way up (about 200) and then my truck stalled, I rolled down the hill and tried again, same thing for the 4 attempts I made. (All my friends have fuel injection).

What do you think the problem could be? Also what are some solutions, I've thought of buying an Edelbrock performer kit for this motor (cam, lifters, intake, carb) Do you think a different carburetor might help? If so what brand are you thinking.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-05-2005, 05:53 AM
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I'm no pro but, I've seen this discussed on "Trucks" regular carbs aren't designed to work at extreme angles. I know Holley makes a 4 barrel just for offroading but I'm not sure about a 2 barrel application.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:05 AM
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Stick a ball point pen spring in the float. Make some jet extensions for the bowls. The angle is shutting off the bowl fuel pressure and starving the engine for fuel. The injected cars and trucks don't suffer from this problem. Holley makes a conversion kit for off road but you can make it with the above items.
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