Vette(s): 1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.
Go easy on me now! I have a old, rebuilt recently Rochester Carb. It seems to perform great after It comes off the initial opening of primaries. At idol, starting out in first gear, or after a slow down in any gear. The beginning of the throttle opening has a slight flat spot or hesitation. Am I to lean on air screws or is there a internal problem with carb? After it begins to accelerate, 12-1500 RPM it runs GREAT. Secondaries SLAM in and is seemless in performance. Do I live with it or try to remedy the flaw? THANKS for the input. CARLISLE is comming so I need to make a decision so I can look for something else if need be, new or used. I am aware of the qualities of EDELBROCK, but would like to stay with OEM for gas economy and the originality. Mark
Vette(s): 1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over
It's been a long time since I worked on an old Carb but I do recall back in the day this was sometimes caused by the accelerator pump. There was a little leather type cup it there and if it failed you'd get a flat spot on initial acceleration. That pump gives a little squirt of gas at intitial acceleration. If it doesn't you gat a lag, or flat spot. I don't know how to describe it but it will be on top of the carb probably on the bowl section. It's possible the bowl isn't filling all the way due to a stuck float. This all from memory. Like I said it's been a long time. But before I'd do anything drastic I'd check the Idle adjustment. Idle adjustment might also cause it and so can a faulty advance mechanism BillinNashville2010-07-07 06:42:54
It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so
the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.
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