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Old 09-05-2011, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by flash View Post
I put a spacer between the carb (Edelbrock) and intake due to it flooding sfter start up and smoking .Its been like this ever since we put the new motor in ,hard to crank after sitting for a few minutes and the smell of raw gas out the exhaust .This spacer for whatever reason fixed the problem .
I believe it's a heat issue with those edelbrocks, a carb spacer with gasket at each end to act as thermal-breaks slows the heat-transfer to the carb, so the carb stays cooler. When you'd shut the car off, the gas would heat up and expand, and dump a bunch of fuel into the intake.
Derek Kiefer, member of Minnesota's Northstar Chevelle Club
69 Malibu Pro-Touring - 69 SS396 3spd - 23 Model T roadster pickup
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