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Old 08-04-2005, 11:49 AM
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holley carb problems

hi i have a 1984 camaro and i have done some modifications to the stock 305 H. O. engine
ive put a cam in with 209 duration from PAW , an edelbrock performer intake maniflod ,and a holly carburator i rebuild. the car has great power , but im getting like 4 miles to the gallon with gas and i don't think this package would get me that, i think it has something to do with the carb, because somtimes it sticks while im driving and i have to tap the gas pedal to get the idle to go down, and also the squirt nozzle dosent look like it is squirting clean, like it dripps alittle , and there is not a lot of throttle response, if i hit it hard it will back fire....i also think i have the idle mixture too high or too low. Can anyone help me or should i just by a brand new carb?? help please

also the carb is old and it was my first rebuild, but i was pretty easy

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give us your initial and total timing....

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i dont know how to find inital and total timing
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help with my edelbrock carb. (little power)

how to is in there...
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:00 PM
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im buying a demon carb for 200 bucks brand thanks for your help
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I don't think it's your carb dude. I agree with the above timing suggestion. If you don't know how to check, learn or take it somewhere.

Although I have to say that a new demon for $200 is a deal. Know though, that Demons are even more finicky than holleys, even though they're very similarly designed. They're absolutely marvelous carbs, but it sounds as though you might be getting in over your head.
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Poor Performance.

Regardless of what brand, or style of carburetor you go with you're going to need to tune the engine to get it to perform properly. Ignition timing is critical to getting your engine to run properly.
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Should be getting almost 20mpg with that setup!

Check timing (very important to mpg)

Tune and adjust that carb (also very important to mpg)

If you aren't going to pay someone to fix it for you then you need to figure out how to do it. In your case, it sounds like a little tuning could save you big bucks at the pump!
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