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Old 04-28-2013, 03:19 PM
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Spent some quality time today getting acquainted with my Holley lol. Was pig rich on idle yesterday, smoke out the tail pipes and made my wife sick when she followed me through town. Plugged all vacuum ports. Then started from scratch with the idle screws 1.5 turns out. Couldn't control idle no matter what I did. So reset the float levels, they were a touch high, then pulled Carb and closed up rear transfer slots until almost completely closed. Reset fronts to square, the reinstalled. Now had control of my idle finally. Idle at 1000, my 12yr old daughter in the car, on the brakes in gear, turned the mixture screws in until it started to stumble, then back out 1/4 turn. (No vaccum guage handy) then back in park. Hooked up vacuum advance to manifold source. Idle jumped up, adjusted back down until 800rpm, and 650 in gear, no more smell, no more smoke, and the response is amazing. Its neat what an hour of time and some effort will accomplish lol.
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