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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Doll Face Striper, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Doll Face Striper
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 70

    Doll Face Striper
    Member
    from Lombard,IL

    i have a 54 buick super, the carb is backfiring and is junk. are there rebuilding kits out there?
     
  2. Yes. :D

    PM Vaphead here on the HAMB if he doesn't have what you need he'll know aho does.
     
  3. spoons
    Joined: Jan 1, 2004
    Posts: 1,738

    spoons
    Member
    from ohio

    Yes..Guy here in Dayton, can fix or has parts to fix about any carb....
     
  4. jeepman
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 50

    jeepman
    Member
    from az

    first of make sure the carbureter is the problem. OLD SCHOOL TUNEUP. check compression, check distributor bushings(shaft play), check dwell, check condition of coil and plug wires, check timing, i have some old carbureter books that explain this. if you can't find a kit for your let me know and i'll look up for you .
     

  5. Bullet Man
    Joined: Sep 21, 2006
    Posts: 389

    Bullet Man
    Member

    he is correct. check everything else first. carbs are usually the victim of backfiring not the cause. if it is real cold where you are and the choke is wide open this will cause a backfire.
     
  6. narlee
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 240

    narlee
    Member

    95% of carburetion problems are electrical.
     
  7. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418

    DrJ
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    98% of all backfiring is electrical.
    Check your ignition system and timing?

    other 2% is mechanical and/or may be carburetor tune.
    Check valve clearances and/or for flat cam?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2010
  8. Doll Face Striper
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 70

    Doll Face Striper
    Member
    from Lombard,IL

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