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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Doll Face Striper, Apr 4, 2010.
i have a 54 buick super, the carb is backfiring and is junk. are there rebuilding kits out there?
PM Vaphead here on the HAMB if he doesn't have what you need he'll know aho does.
Yes..Guy here in Dayton, can fix or has parts to fix about any carb....
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 .
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.
95% of carburetion problems are electrical.
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?
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