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jeffnoel
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posted 11-21-2002 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffnoel   Click Here to Email jeffnoel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a problem with my project car it has the 302 with the Motorcraft 2700 VV carb. When I try to start the engine cold I have to pour gas into the carb to get it to start but after that it runs fine. Is there something I could have done when I rebuilt the carb thats causing this problem?

Thanks

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78 Cobra II
92 Taurus L

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77sleeper
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posted 11-22-2002 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry I cannot help you. that carb is the devil

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jeffnoel
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posted 11-22-2002 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffnoel   Click Here to Email jeffnoel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm stuck with it until it passes CA smog. Then off it comes and in its place goes a Holley.

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jeffnoel
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posted 11-25-2002 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffnoel   Click Here to Email jeffnoel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It passed smog on Saturday. The Holley goes on this weekend.

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77sleeper
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posted 11-25-2002 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
when I lived in California I passed smog with a 2bbl motorcraft carb

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rsalex
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posted 01-04-2003 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rsalex   Click Here to Email rsalex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeffnoel:
I have a problem with my project car it has the 302 with the Motorcraft 2700 VV carb. When I try to start the engine cold I have to pour gas into the carb to get it to start but after that it runs fine. Is there something I could have done when I rebuilt the carb thats causing this problem?

Thanks


I had the same problem with my car after setting for a mere 6 years. You are probably running too lean. In my case, the gas evaporated leaving residue in the carb conjesting it. Carb cleaner did the trick. Since you indicate a rebuild on the carb, I suggest starting by making sure you are getting enough gas through the fuel filter to the carb, then increase the fuel flow using the metering screw if necessary. Good Luck.

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NoBS
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posted 01-08-2003 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoBS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeffnoel:
It passed smog on Saturday. The Holley goes on this weekend.


That was the only logical solution. Just don't cold start it at the inspection station. Avoid shutting it off if you can. Then switch the carb. You could try to repair the 2700 before it's next test, but why? You know it works, why fiddle with it.

I like my Holley 2bbl, it's served on a 2.8 and 351W. Livened up the 2.8. Choked the W ~ 3,000. With the gearing it didn't need to turn faster.


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robertjb
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posted 12-11-2004 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robertjb   Click Here to Email robertjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All motorcraft carbs are crap! Even the
Holly/Motorcraft ones. Thats why I have
a Weber on my 1974 2.8L

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