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post #1 of 3 Old 09-28-2021, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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2bbl carter carb, trying to set correctly

I might take this to the mechanic, but want to try first. The carter carb was rebuilt. Started off idling high 2000. I got a digital timing light made some adjustments with the Idle screw and distributor. Got it down to the 600s. Now I either smell strong odor of gas or strong exhaust. Just seeing if there are any suggestions, before I take it to a mechanic.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-28-2021, 02:18 PM
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Is your choke fully open is the first thing to check, next, about where are the idle mixture screws set? 2-1/2 turns out from seated is normally a good starting point. You want to adjust the screws for the fastest idle and then bring the idle rpm down with the curb idle speed screw

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Make sure you DO NOT tighten those screws too much, Just go easy until they seat.
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