eventually i want to put a better carb on it, but for now this quadrajet is the best carb i have laying around. it's gonna cost me way less to tune it and make an idler arm than it will to buy a new carb and intake. here's what i'm thinking. i think i'm getting fuel to the pump but the filter isn't staying full for some reason, i could be wrong but i've heard these glass filters don't always fill. i have to keep the rpm up so it'll stay running because it can't idle down as it is, so if i let off the gas, since the choke can't stay open, it kills it. the idler arm should solve both problems if my theory is right.