On the old 283 there is a hose that runs from the hole at the back of the block just behind the dist. directly into the back of its 2bbl carb. If I'm not mistaken, it was intended to vent gases from the crankcase back into the carb to be burnt off. PCV valves have now replaced these. Seeing is there is a specific port (the large one at the front center of the carb) that is labeled as being a PCV port, I unhooked the draft tube from the back of the carb and blocked the port off. No difference.
I appreciate your guys suggestions. I guess tomorrow (well today) when I call their help line I will hopefully find out whats truly going on. I'll be sure to post what I hope will be a success story.