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10-28-2008, 11:38 PM
Hey everyone. I am new to posting, but have enjoyed reading many of your posts. I have a mint 1990 Tristar with the 351. I have had some problems with a flat spot when accelerating slowly to plane. I have tried every possible adjustment on my Holley that I can come up with. The only thing that I have not tried is a rebuild, new carb, or adjusting the float. Any thoughts or suggestions for tuning or recomendations for replacement.

I live in Atlanta and can't find anyone to work on it for me.

I look forward to your thoughts.

10-29-2008, 09:23 AM
From the SKIDIM FAQ section:

1. Rev up the engine to clear it out.
2. Turn air screw in until you hear engine begin to bog and miss.
3. Now, turn screw out with 1/2 increments until you hear that the engine is steady and running smoothly.
4. Repeat procedure on air screw on opposite side of the metering block.
Thatís it!

This is how I have always adjusted the carb.

10-29-2008, 11:08 AM
Skip, the idle adjustment wont help him much- the flat spot isnt occuring in the idle circuit.

Can you describe the symptoms a bit better? By your description, it sounds like you dont have any hesitation if you go WOT from idle- is that correct? That would seem very strange.

Before adjusting anything on the carb, you need to have your timing set properly, by the way. Have you done that?

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10-29-2008, 11:46 AM
Always a good bet to inspect the ignition before getting too friendly with carbs.