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Hot Rods 1954 Ford Carb Issue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Colombo, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Colombo
    Joined: Feb 21, 2006
    Posts: 170


    Good Afternoon everyone,
    I am having a bit of an issue and hope you guys can shed some lite on this.
    1954 Ford Customline with a 239 Y-Block

    Issue: car dies when i let off the gas and coming to a stop or hard turn.

    I have taken the carb off and cleaned, set the float to proper spec. Car runs fine at highway speeds and normal speeds. on city streets it runs great and turns, stops and does not die.
    When I've been driving on a highway at a little higher speed and come to a stop or to turn on to a street the car will just shut off. There is no noise from the engine as to not getting any fuel. If I am coming to a stop or turn I will normally put the car in neutral and put one foot on the break and one keeping the other on the gas pedal at a higher idle and the car will not die. I just stick it into 2nd gear and keep on going.
    I don't think it starving for fuel as I don't hear or feel and sputtering. I don't feel it's electrical since it stays on if I apply gas and break when coming to a stop.

    Is the car flooding?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. 54vicky
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,457


    I would drop the float a little.if fuel pump pressure high it will cause does not require a lot of fuel to run the old girl.
  3. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 865


    Before I learned what little I know about carbs compared to some guys, I had a Holley do that same thing on a roadtrip. It was fine as long as i was going, but when it came time to slow down and stop, it would die. Turns out the mixture screws had vibrated way out of adjustment. Gas station guy charged me 5 bucks to get it going again. Maybe yours just needs adjusted?
  4. Chopt50Ford
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 82


    Ya, kind of sounds like you are running out of fuel when you completely let off the gas. Probably mixture screw or dirty carbs.

  5. Do you have a in line gas filter? HRP

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