Another 318 carb issue!!!

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  1. tsa_035

    tsa_035 72 Plymouth Duster

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    Hello friends!!!!

    Long story short, 72 Duster 318, Eddy performer cam (.420 lift), Performer intake, Eddy 600 CFM, mechanical choke, headers, and pretty much stock motor. Less than 5K on the rebuilt 904, 8 3/4 with 3.55 gears. Sat for a few years, drained the gas, plugs and wires. Starts up ok, but it is like pulling teeth to go over 60 MPH. She sputters and sounds like she is missing real bad.

    What I have done so far - rechecked all the wiring to the plugs, checked timing, air fuel ratio, timing again, air fuel again... When she is running the idle is smooth bt 700-800 RPM. Under any load she lags and sounds crap. Any ideas???

    Thank you ahead of time,

    Danno
     
  2. krazykuda

    krazykuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member Technical Editor

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    I would look close at the carb for issues....

    It's probably a little gummed up from sitting...
     
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    • Tooljunkie

      Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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      I agree,carb gummed up. May need an overhaul.
       
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      • tsa_035

        tsa_035 72 Plymouth Duster

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        Thank you both for the suggestions!!! I for sure will go through the carb!!! I will do a follow up and let you know how it did
         
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        tsa_035 72 Plymouth Duster

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        Rebuilt the carb works great... Now working out some electrical short some where in the system.
         
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        Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Well a short finds itself, it burns up! Good luck.....