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The carb seems to be too rich, but awful sluggish. any ideas for a shade treemech. it's a single barrel card (orignial) but suppose to have been rebuilt. also what is the spark gap and timing setting? any help would be appreciated

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  • psalm9152 Mar 15, 2011

    it's a 1947 ford coupe 8 cyl

  • psalm9152 Mar 15, 2011

    1947 ford coupe, 8 cyl

  • psalm9152 Mar 15, 2011

    I seem to recall my dad would fully close the richness screw and then back it off 7 half turns? does that sound like anything you've ever heard of

  • psalm9152 Mar 15, 2011

    Everything sounds great. just one last question about adjusting the carb. can i adjust the rich/lean screw all the way and then back it off to adjust it. I've alwats heard that this would get you in he ball park if you backed it off 3 1/2 complete turns.

  • psalm9152 Mar 15, 2011

    thank you very much

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What is the year, model and cyl number about your Ford?

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    ZJ Limited Mar 15, 2011

    We are assuming that you are talking about Ford Coupe

    Spark Plug GAP: 0.30"
    Firing Order: 1 5 4 8 6 3 7 2




    Few information about this. Good luck.

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    ZJ Limited Mar 15, 2011

    I would guess the timing is way out after the rebuild. Or even the
    timing chain out a tooth, but this is less likely. Try rotating the
    distributor each way to see if you can get a sudden power increase. You
    don't need a timing light for initial tests, but keep an ear out for
    detonation.

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    ZJ Limited Mar 15, 2011

    I dont know excalty the brand of tyour carburetor, but this link could helped: Tech/carburetor_set_up_and_lean_best

    Keep us updated about your advances.

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