|08-11-2009 10:34 AM|
It most have been left over from the woodstock error
Yeah, That would make the 283 run like crap.
|08-11-2009 04:45 AM|
All that you may actually need to do is disassemble the carb and spray-cleaner all the orifices and air bleeds real well (compressed air would be nice) and reassemble w/good gaskets.
|08-10-2009 11:03 PM|
Wanted to give an update. I think I may have found the culprit.
Removed the top on the Edelbrock tonight and found a nasty little surpise inside. Looks to me like rehydrated varnish, probably from fuel left in the float bowl when the previous owner removed and parked the motor. My tank is new as are the fuel lines and I have two filters in place. The goo is the consitency of wet mud. I removed all of the gas in the bowls and swabbed it out with some towells, then dressed it all with GumOut carb cleaner. My fear is that some of this muck has made it further into the carb and is probably causing the intermittent fuel delivery. With any luck it will clear itself out again. Otherwise I'll have to pull the carb off altogether and get it hot tanked or something. Anyway, take a look at the pics. The red circles on the one show where heavy deposits were on the one bowl. The other bowl was the same, but less in the power valve area since it actually has a power valve on that side. The gas in the bowls looked like the consistency of fresh squeezed brown lemonade.
|08-10-2009 10:24 AM|
|08-09-2009 05:37 PM|
|lg1969||I'm not to sure about stumble and die. Does it stumble the instant you are applying the gas pedal or just cruising at a steady speed? I would check the float Level in the carb. It may be set to high or check if the float valve if it's closing properly.|
|08-09-2009 02:19 PM|
Going to a car show in an hour or so.
|08-08-2009 12:31 PM|
Pull all the plugs and replace them.This has happened to me and I dropped a ton of money,If it has set up the plugs are fouling maybe like mine.So simple it floored me when I saw it finally.
|08-06-2009 03:22 PM|
|lg1969||If you have a serious voltage drop, most likely the gauge wire is not heavy enough to handle the current. Remember the lower the gauge wire the thicker wire.|
|08-06-2009 03:02 PM|
I have replaced the fuel pump with a second electric one I had sitting around. Both of the pumps I have tried however are probably at least 8-10 years old now and are just these el cheapo jobs.
It may be that these simply can't flow enough fuel to keep up.
I think I will also check for a voltage drop and see if the circuit the pump is wired into isn't causing some sort of drop in flow rate.
|08-06-2009 01:47 PM|
|lg1969||I would check the fuel pressure regulator. It could give you problem. The electric fuel pump could be intermittent.|
|08-06-2009 11:38 AM|
Yes I prefer the HEI distributors as well.
As this dizzy is new I think I'll start with the fuel
pressure since that sounds like it isn't necessarily a bad
thing to look at. I'll have a look at the points also.
I'm not all that knowledgeable about dizzy curves, cam timing
and dwell so I don't like to tinker with it. I usually just end up
worse off for my efforts. As the engine was apparently running fine
when removed from the car, the only difference would be the fueling
system. The current fuel pump sat idle for a number of years so it's possible the pump isn't all it could be.
Thanks for the tips!
|08-06-2009 11:26 AM|
|DoubleVision||It does sound like it`s running out of fuel. If you don`t have a fuel pressure gauge it would be a wise investment to get one. Eddy carbs like about 5 psi fuel pressure. Being your running points that could also be the issue as many carb problems dianose the same as ignition problems. The best place for points is the trash. I would go with a HEI or get a conversion kit for the points distributor. If your running a mechanical fuel pump I would just use a stock replacement pump, make sure you pack the spring cavity with lube before installing it.|
|08-06-2009 11:16 AM|
It's a standard dizzy, points type with vacuum advance. I am wondering if the fuel pump is weak. I have a glass Russell see through filter under the hood and I notice that sometimes the filter is nearly empty. I've been told that is kinda meaningless, but thought I would not it here anyway since I've heard that Edelbrock carbs like to flow a lot of fuel. I'll run a smoke test and see if I can find a vaccuum leak, but would that cause and intermittent issue like this? The car has a new fuel tank and fuel line and the carb looks to be new as well.
I was going to replace the fuel pump next but I wanted to get some indication from someone more knowledgeable than myself that this might be a fuel delivery issue. before I forked over the money for one of those Holley electric pumps.
|08-06-2009 03:11 AM|
|DoubleVision||A electric choke won`t help matters much. The choke is telling you that you have a problem elsewhere. If it runs good with the choke partially closed it means it`s allowing less airflow and more fuel in, indicating the mixture is too lean with the choke in the full open position. Check it for vacuum leaks, check the carb and make sure it`s not plugged up and check the spark timing, also check fuel delivery. It`s also likely been mentioned the Torker II is the wrong intake for a street bound 283. A dual plane intake like the performer would be far better. You may want to check the intake bolts for tightness as well. What ignition system are you using?|
|08-05-2009 11:40 PM|
Chevy 283 intermittently runs well
I've got a 283 SBC with 305 cylinder heads and mild cam, Edelbrock Torker II and an Edlebrock Performer Carb. I've been working on this setup for a few weeks now and over the weekend it ran for the first time like an absolute champ. I let it get totally warm before I embarked on the road trip. Today...after making NO changes, and not having been started it since Sunday, it's back to its old shenanigans. I did not allow it to warm up fully before embarking and it died at every stop light...shoot it would die going down the road if you let off the throttle and it is hard to start.
Other items, it is running an electric fuel pump with an inline pressure regulator set on 5, whatever that means, it has settings 1-5. 4,5 are recommended for 'v8's'.
The carb is not an electric choke model, but a manual one. Normally if I keep it slightly choked it will stay running under low throttle but lose power when on the open road, so I unchoke it. But this becomes a serious nuisance with the constant choking and unchoking.
Would an electric choke help?