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1984 chevy s10 2.8l rochester carberator.

Just rebuilt carb. Starts and idles smooth and progressively gets rougher until it won't idle at all. Thanks for any ideas.
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Check all the vacuum lines and make sure there are no leaks, i had the same problem an thats all it was

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