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6/1/16 7:48am - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
cingraham
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Brookline, NH - USA

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1976 corvette L82 red interior with white seats and door panels with ceramic headers and flow master exhaust and a Crane Cam

Joined: 5/2/2014
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You just need to find someone who rebuilds carb's shouldn't be hard to find

I don't know how close this place is to you but just google for a carb repair shop in your area

 http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/carbshop.html

Here is one found  Good Luck !!


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6/1/16 7:51am - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Brookline, NH - USA

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just google for a carb repair shop in your area. I don't know how close this place is to you
but I found this shop good luck !!!


  http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/carbshop.html


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6/1/16 9:16pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Scarborough, MA - USA

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78 Corvette stingray

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Adding some photos of carb, hope they don't appear To big using my phone. Can someone look them over To tell me what type so I can start searching you tune videos on it, I do know it had the electric choke at one point but for Whatever reason prev owner over rid and added a manual One that tends to stick 

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6/1/16 4:53pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Pull that puppy, and get it to someone who can do something with it. looks like it meeds some TLC. Looks like a Carter. Certainly isn't a spread bore. I had a shop in California do mine. When it came back, just bolted it on,and ran like a smooth well oiled clock. Not cheap, but WELL worth the cost and time. one week turn around once he got it. Drilled and bushed both shafts, and rebuilt it. VERY well done.

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6/1/16 10:27pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

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1976 L48 auto

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agreed, looks like a carter/edlebrock style carb. while I've never actually rebuilt one, i'm sure some here have, or if you are a little 'tech savy' you can youtube it. no doubt someone has a video of rebuilding one .  Although I personally have had an issue with a carter on my vette, one of the venture started dripping gas flooding the engine out. rather than taking it apart, I replaced the carb with a holley I had laying around...  

This is not necessarily a "vette" issue, as far as the engine is concerned, as long as you can find someone reliable at working on carburetored engines. Would be great if you had a buddy with a spare carb laying around that you could swap out just to see if it works better. Usually just the 4 bolts, a gas line, few vacuum lines and the throttle cable  to take off to get the carb on, and then all back in reverse order.. 



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6/1/16 10:29pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Is that choke cable backwards?  Looks like if you pull on the cable, it opens the choke. Question

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6/10/16 11:29am - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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Speaking of solenoids. When it won't start tap the starter solenoid with a hammer or large screwdriver. Then try starting it. My '78 would do the same thing after sitting awhile.

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6/10/16 12:37pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY - USA

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Silver Anniversary 1978, L82?, 4-speed

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If you are thinking the carburetor is the problem, then you may want to verify which carb is on the car. Sometimes engines are changed and carbs are switched. That way when you know what you have to begin with.

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6/11/16 7:55am - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Bellingham, MA - USA

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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

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Don"t throw away anymore money!!! like Cinor said there is member that very experienced and can talk you thru everything. They have more experience than your local mechanics. When you hear there is a manual choke and starting problem a BRIGHT light goes off and says you need to start with the carb. The first question is what carb is on the car. Rochester quadrajet or a Holley or edelbrock. Sounds like carb problem and if doesn't have the original carb and it needs to be replaced you could have bought a brand new Edelbrock for less than $300. bolted it on yourself and run a wire to automatic choke. Edelbrock will run right out of the box and only need a minor turn of a screw to fine tune if needed. On the old carbs with new ethanol gas what happens when you park the car the gas evaporates from the heat. Sometimes just after a few hours. If you never had a carb car you have to learn how to start them. If the carb is junk now is a good time to decide if you want to change it over to electronic fuel injection for about $1500.00 and all your starting problems will go away!! Phew that was long winded.

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6/11/16 8:18am - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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Sorry folks didn't see page 2. If you can't find a good carb guy in Maine all the NCRS guys use Hobbs Carb 108 pelham Rd. Pelham Nh. 03076. ph: 1-603-635-2415. Top notch. he is hour and half from you.

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6/11/16 10:49pm - Reply: 'Re: 78 Starting issues'
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I still think the manual choke is hooked up backwards...

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