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Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


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roscobbc

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Wed 07 Nov 18 08:00

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Don't think personally that the Edelbrock carb is the way forward - its their version of the Carter AFB which, arguably was one of the best performance carbs of its day - but now doesn't seem so good in its present form. You'll need to change the inlet manifold - so why not consider a higher spec' Holly (or generic equivalent) vac secondary - infinately and easily tuneable.


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kentvette

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Wed 07 Nov 18 09:42

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


James, I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on carburettors, but I have had to do a bit or work on my Rochester and found that the Haynes Manual wasn't accurate enough for my '78. I bought this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Rochester-Carburetors-Revised-Doug-Ro...

Much more detailed with masses of info on set-up, etc. It may be worth getting a copy before going down the replacement car route. (You'll find that Doug Roe is a huge fan of Rochesters and reckons that, properly set up, they are the best option! Very Happy )


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Vetteheadtony

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Wed 07 Nov 18 10:01

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Be honest, just take the choke off, not really needed especially if you donít drive a lot in winter, just means you have to sit there and tickle the throttle for a couple of seconds, I find the early Qjet choke more problematic than good!


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Vetteheadtony

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Wed 07 Nov 18 10:08

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


The other option is to knock the lock pin on the secondary flap shaft through a bit with a punch so the choke mechanism donít touch and lock it, itís only like a Clevis pin and only needs to be pushed over about 5mm.


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Vetteheadtony

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Wed 07 Nov 18 12:01

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Another option
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-1906
Never a problem again!


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Jimbo64

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Wed 07 Nov 18 16:52

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Scott;
Received the 5amp fuse in post today, many thanks.

Must admit, do like the look of the AVS series and I'm just wanting something that will work !!


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Jimbo64

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Thu 22 Nov 18 12:21

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Making progress with my 72:
Rear window resealed and not leaking.Water now runs correctly into channel below window and into new rubber pipes and out above each wheel.
New lap seatbelts, electric window console, wood veneer on centre console, various bulbs & fuses all fitted/replaced.
Engine bay cleaned and tidied up, new oil, filter, plugs all fitted.
Just awaiting new carb, adaptor plate & fuel line kit, to get her running.


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Jimbo64

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Thu 22 Nov 18 12:23

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Interior looking quite good, well I'm happy!


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Jimbo64

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Thu 22 Nov 18 12:36

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Engine bay after further cleaning


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Nick B

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Thu 22 Nov 18 13:10

Re: Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto


Nice progress Jim, looking good!

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