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Offline zliss4398

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Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« on: May 15, 2016, 09:00:05 PM »
I just replaced the carb on my 1986 Chevy k20 from an Edelbrock 1910 to a 1406. I went to start the truck and it won't stay running. It will start but shut off after 5-10 seconds of running. PLEASE HELP!!!


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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 09:38:06 PM »
Junk and chunk it.....it's what an edelbrock does
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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 10:05:06 PM »
Is the choke plate open or closed?

Did you adjust the idle mixture screws?

Did you advance the idle throttle screw?

Did you advance the fast idle throttle screw?
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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 07:32:13 AM »
and did you hook up the brake booster or at least plug the port in the back of the carburetor? check for vacuum leaks?
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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 04:52:38 PM »
And, is it a new carb or has it been sitting on the shelf for a while?

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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 07:05:04 AM »
I didn't touch the adjustment screws and yes the brake booster is hooked up in the back.
Could it just need to be adjusted?


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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 10:28:08 AM »
So, why did you replace it.

What was the problem with the other carb?

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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 04:10:18 PM »
I didn't touch the adjustment screws and yes the brake booster is hooked up in the back.
Could it just need to be adjusted?

What makes you think you can just drop a carb on a vehicle and not adjust it per the instructions?
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Re: Edelbrock 1406 carb won't stay running
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 07:09:00 AM »
to add more to the questions.
electric or manual fuel pump? hows the fuel filter?
not familiar with the floats on the edel but are they adjusted right?
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