1965 2+2 Vintage Burgundy A-code C4
Thanks to the chat guys and mostly to Charlie Jones who urged me to dive in there....I took my 600cfm Holley off today and broke it down. I cleaned the bowls, the jets, the fuel inlet valves and everything else I could get to with STP carb cleaner. There was some residue inside the bowls, I'm hoping that was what was causing my stumbling idle. Anyway, armed with my online-instilled courage and my Chilton's manual, I was able to successfully tear apart and reassemble the carb. Its much cleaner now and I'm not quite so afraid of it. I fired the car up and it did indeed seem to idle better, there is still a little stumble, but I attribute that to our cool, damp weather (177,000 miles on motor, temperature sensitive like you wouldn't believe!). The only thing now is that I have some gas seeping from around the base of the carb, I tried to re-use the old carb/intake gasket......no luck. I'll have to wait on the missus to come home so I can run in and get a new one. Thanks all and especially thanks Charlie.....we'll see how this thing actually runs......stay tuned/forums/images/icons/wink.gif.