|05-11-2013 05:20 PM|
We can't change reality and return to alcohol free gas in the US. Some areas in the Midwest are already running 15% regardless of the fact economics suggest that 115,000 Btu gasoline vs 75,000 Btu 10% garbage or 60,000 Btu 15% crud wastes energy as well as money. The fact that grain stocks are way down plus those conversion plants cost big bucks to design, build and operate plus pay farm subsidies doesn't seem to deter our govenment. Probably yours either.
Time to put the soapbox away and watch some NA$CAR
|05-11-2013 01:33 PM|
Yeah ... I just checked the AB (Alberta) listings and they report only 8 locations in the entire province.
They also say that Calgary Co-op (Federated Co-operatives Ltd) is ethanol-free on 87,89,91 ... which I do not believe to be accurate.
Olds is 50 mi. north of Calgary, and, I am sure is serviced from the same bulk plant ... and I know that there is a sticker on the 87 / 89 that says "may contain ethanol", but there is no such label on the 91.
When I'm travelling, I usually buy premium from either Esso (same as Exxon in USA?) or from Shell ... with the belief that they are also ethanol-free.
Try looking for that "may contain" label at your local filling stations ... or ask.
I'm thinking that if enough people express an intrest in this, it might put a little pressure on the bulk plants to get rid of the ethanol ... at least in the premium grades.
It does look like the majority of the marine fuel distributors in NY have a clue, and are selling ethanol-free. Hard to drive up to the pump there, though!
Premium fuel here, BTW, costs about $0.10 per litre (0.38 per gal) over the cost of regular. If I'm paying premium price, I had better darn well be getting premium fuel! LOL
|05-11-2013 01:05 PM|
|05-11-2013 12:36 PM|
Carbs, specifically rubber/viton parts (i.e. Needle/seat, acc pump) don't like alcohol.
Most PREMIUM fuels (91 octane) do not contain ethanol.
Ask your local filling station, or check this website to confirm.
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
|05-11-2013 10:43 AM|
........ and as far as Edelbrock quality on the carbs, I've been using them since they first came out and the only problems I've ever had was dirt once and high pump pressure on a 460 powered pickup truck. These Performer carbs are a mildly updated Cater AFB by and built by Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA - some of which have that or Weber cast on the main body - I have one of each right now. This is the Speedway filter I'm using now:
(both brackets are on the filter now)
Gasoline that had MBTE additive affected any carb that was made out of aluminum, regardless of brand. Luckily we never had it where I live and even better yet, it has been banned as an ecological problem from the rest of the country
|05-11-2013 08:17 AM|
|05-11-2013 07:02 AM|
I threw away 2 of those POS carbs for the same reason. That plus vapor locking issues due to the carb being made from the wrong material to sit on top of a hot V8 engine.
The problem is the accelerator pump seal is getting stuck the the pump cylinder bore, which cause the whole carb to have a sticking point right after idle. The cylinder bore gets a groove in it which captures the pump seal.
My advice is to throw the carb in the trash, tell everyone you can that these carbs are junk, and get a holley 3310.
Edelbrock makes really good intakes but should be ashamed of themselves for making a carb like that.
|05-11-2013 06:22 AM|
Looks like you picked an ancient thread to post to - but ,,,,
Take your carb off, disassemble the top , clean it out and install a new/better inline filter. When you are done doing all that, check the float level, reinstall, then check the fuel pump pressure. An Edelbrock only needs 4 -4.5 pounds (that's info in their IB which you absolutely need to understand)
|05-11-2013 12:57 AM|
|Travis P||Hello I have 85 ram d100 with 318 had 2 barrel upgraded to performer #1406 and performer edelbrock intake can get her running but floods out badly has will pour out the vents on top of carb any tips would be great|
|12-16-2004 12:20 PM|
What a surprise, another "edelbog"
I've gone through so many edelbrock carbs its not funny, and it seems they all start out with this problem (I think we've all seen about 90 posts on this board with this same topic).
Anyway, you don't fix a carb by "messing" with stuff until you think it runs better. First thing's first. What compression are you running, how heavy is your car, what gears? What kind of build do you have on this motor, what kind of intake? This info isn't going to solve the problem, but it will help people give you more accurate info.
From my experience, 99% of the time the problem is not in the accelerator pump, but it is the easiest thing to adjust, if you'd like to try working with it a little. Before you do that, however, do this:
Tune your timing in, then put the car in drive and tune in your idle circuit with the screws in the front of the carb. How much timing are you running initial? Total? At what RPM is your advance all in?
Every time I've fixed one of these carbs bogging, the biggest difference was noticed when I put lower vacuum springs on the metering rods. It makes the transition to more fuel slower, and usually eliminates the bog.
|12-16-2004 11:14 AM|
|abe||Try checking your pump adjustment linkage. It has 3 holes. Try moving it to the bottom hole. sounds like too much fuel. Maybe your linkage is in the middle hole.|
|12-15-2004 11:49 PM|
|Super Chevy||i also had that same problem with my 1406 on my 305, id get hesitation till about 2000-2500rpm, then it was fine till about 4300rpm then it would drop off again, i have since changed the carb because it wasnt mine and all the problems are fixed, but there was also some binding and it would stick at about 2200 rarely( thank god i have a clutch to save me), and it did this with the pedal linkage dissconnected also.|
|12-15-2004 11:27 PM|
|lluciano77||It may be working fine, but does it need more pump shot? You may not have enough.|
|12-15-2004 11:25 PM|
|Blackdog||Just checked the accelerator pump, it's working fine.|
|12-15-2004 11:11 PM|
|johnsongrass1||Try cleaning the emulsion tubes and ensure the transfer slot passages are clean.|
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