Help me answer the end carb accelerator pump question once and for all. Ive looked everywhere and all I find are contradictions. A definite answer would be great. I have a 3x2 setup on my ford 390 - Bought it this way and dont know if it ever ran right. Its not stock, someone built it on a Elderbrock F380 manifold with 3 GM 2 jet rochester carbs. It is progressive, running off the middle carb and opening the ends at about 70% throttle It idles great with choke closed, dies at slight choke open and bogs at 1/2 throttle. All the carbs have a manual choke(open on the ends) and accelerator pumps. Should I remove the pumps from the end carbs or not? if so can I just disconnect the pump linkage? Thanks for settling this for me.