Ap72, I'm constantly working on something and my dad has two 50's fords he's gonna start on so I'm sure he'll be by to borrow it, 30$ isn't a big deal if I know it'll get used lol. As far as plugs arcing, it could be I can pick up a set tonight at work and try that.
And daddy, I always follow cobalt's advice
The issue I'm having now after purchasing a new pump (that airtex didn't last two weeks) I now can't even get it to fire on its own, yesterday I had it running halfway decent then the pump died, now I have to put some fuel down the carb to get it to fire then I can keep it running but it wont even try on its own and I can see the fuel spraying in.
And malc, I'm 100% positive I've assembled this carburetor correctly