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Old 11-13-2010, 05:31 AM
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Let me guess...... after it starts and warms up a bit, it'll idle about 1100 and do about 35 - 40 mph with out your foot on the gas?

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Let me guess...... after it starts and warms up a bit, it'll idle about 1100 and do about 35 - 40 mph with out your foot on the gas?
No sorry i may have wrote something wrong.
It idles about 600-700 or so, then climbs above 1000, sometimes up to 1400 until i tap on the gas then it'll drop again... i dont know if this is normal or not but its always been like that.

The main thing its doing now is when I drive it's not just hesitating when i accelerate, but its stalling out as well. If I stop on the side of the road and put it in neutral or park, it'll stop from dying on me, but if i just keep driving it feels like it's too much or not enough fuel. Maybe I can take a video of it to show you.
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man i feel like an idiot haha

Found one of the problems... the 12v power going to the electric choke was hooked up to some random wire under the dash that was only providing 6v of power for some reason, which may have been even less since i think it was a wire from the radio.. I spliced into the HEI power and it is running fine now.

So, at last... it is running fine again, however, still the problem exists that it may not start up on me some time again... which i believe may still be the carb flooding, which i've read the manuals online and it tells me how to adjust the float level, which i may try one day when its not snowing/raining... damn washington weather.

If i have this problem of it not starting again i'll post under "engine" instead of "electrical".
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:28 AM
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Problem with intermittently not starting when hot could be an HEI coil-in-cap issue.

As far as your choke wiring, do not share 12v off the power wire from the coil, run an independent wire to the choke, which BTW, is what is "causing" your vehicle to start up and idle up to 1400rpm - once you flash the throttle it goes back to normal idle after you have disengaged the choke - this is normal.

As far as the pic of the plug, do all plugs look like that? I would almost hazard a guess that your running very rich and possibly have your plugs cross wired
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Where would you suggest I run the wire from the choke to? Should I run it off the "i" post of the remote solenoid (or starter solenoid)?

I havent checked all the plugs, just two of them, and they look like that. I'm probably going to get new plugs drive it for a few days and check again to see how they look. What do you suggest?
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I've got very similar symptoms on my E-Brock 600 cfm, I’ve adjusted the idle screws to about ¼ turn from bottomed and it has helped, I too had a random wire to the choke, which I rerouted to a switched 12v from the ing switch, now it Idles with the lope I like and doesn’t idle at 35-40 mph etc…..
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