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    Help with idle problems 548..

    I resently bought a 548 BBC with a BG 1150 alcohol carb, the engine sounds great and is real responsive. I was told the car ran a 5.05 last time out. But after you blip the gas the engine is slow to come back to 1200 rpm idle. It seems to hoover around 1800 rpm for a few seconds before it goes back down to idle. I tried a alcohol Davinci carb and it did the same thing. I then noticed when I was checking timing , that the distributor advance wasn't locked down. Ive always ran all my distributors locked. Could this cause this?

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    Maybe the advance mechanism in the distributor is dirty or the springs are shot and it is slow to pull the timing back out, worth a try.
    had youi not tried 2 carbs I'd say see if the bushings in the linkage worn or the blades not centered correctly....not letting the thing close quick enough.

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    You should need no advance, lock it.
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    I locked the distributer and it helped alittle. But the engine seemed fat. I checked and it had .194s jets I jetted it down to .180s jets and the idle comes down just like its suppose to now. What would cause a engine to stay idled up after you blip the gas if it just to rich?

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    How bout a worn card. Ya know one that has been to ran for many years. Could be worn out parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashbros
    How bout a worn card. Ya know one that has been to ran for many years. Could be worn out parts
    Ill put my worn out parts up against yours anytime.
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