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Good carb, just runnin way too rich

I have a year old edelbrock and a clean air filter and a decent oil leak. But I'm running real rich. My butterfly is working just fine and I don't think I'm losing much power, if any. Every thime I stand on it or am going up a decent incline or idling for too long, the old familier smell of gasoline comes up. Any ideas?

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    if it is running rich then there is a blocked carb air bleed or a passage bee bee block off ball has fallen out.

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On the carb you should have 2 screws. One for the air and one for the fuel. You will able to adjust your air fuel mixture via those screws.

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