Man, I'm totally stumped.
My floats are fine, pressure isn't too high, just over 5 lbs. I even took the carb off my ford, it's also a edelbrock electric choke #1406, and it does the same exact thing. The thing is dead and gargles gas.
The distributor is working right, I put the heavy springs on and then the light springs and didn't make much difference.
I talked to the edelbrock tech and he was going to fax me the timing set specs( diagram ), to make sure I lined up properly, but never heard from them. Figures!
Anybody got the timing alignment for the edl-7800 timing set? The keyway is different from the OEM sprocket, the keyway is lined up directly with th e circle mark. The OEM sprocket is a few degrees from the circle on the sprocket. They say this is so the cam will rum "straight up".