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Carter AFB Competition Series 9755S tuning

Help, I have a carter carb mounted on a 1973 corvette with a 454, automatic.

The car seems to run very rich. The exhaust smells strongly of unburnt fuel, and when punched it sends out a cloud of smoke. It also bogs when accelerating and is hard to maintain at idle.

Any ideas on how to tune the air fuel mixture or if this is even a good application for the engine/transmission?

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Buy a Carter Strip Kit. It contains many different jets and needles to dial in the carb. I don't think it's available new anymore, but have provided a link to a kit for sale......
Also, buy a rebuild kit at the local NAPA auto parts store or online and rebuild the carb using this publication.....
http://www.amazon.com/Rebuild-Modify...8857587&sr=8-2
Also, refer to this owner's manual for the Edelbrock Performer. The Performer is a knock-off of the Carter AFB, so all tuning procedures would be the same....
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/gi.../section_2.htm
Strip Kit for sale....
http://saskatoon.kijiji.ca/f-quad-W0QQKeywordZquad
Also, here's a calibration kit from Edelbrock if you can't get the Carter Strip Kit. It is nowhere as complete as the Carter Kit, but it's better than nothing.....
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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