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Stovebolt 6 Turtles along


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Need some help please!

I have 52 Chevy with original Stovebolt engine. Prior to getting my hands on it, it was converted to 12v and has a 4 year old remanufactured Carter carburetor. My problem is that it runs but when I hit the gas it hesitates, basically sputtering to where I need to play with the gas pedal for it to turtle along. At times there is little gas leaking from the carb but its sometimes. It is automatic.

Any help is greatly appreciated

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Sounds like it's running lean. Is the engine cold" Check the choke. Engine warm? Check for air leaks around the carb and manifold. The bolts tend to work loose sometimes. If the bolts are tight spray some WD40 around the joints with the engine running. If it speeds up when it sucks in the WD40 you found your leak.

 

It could be lots of other things so if it isn't that, come back and we will try again.

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Could also be a slightly plugged fuel line. I had a Chevrolet 235 six that did that and there was a flake of rust that tipped up and blocked the fuel flow every time i hit the gas pedal. It idled perfectly, but as soon as there was pressure, the rust would slow it down.

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