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Username Post: 1405 Edelbrock fuel smell Secondaries?        (Topic#356430)
Mja1975 
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Mja1975
Age: 44
Loc: San Jose , Ca
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05-15-19 02:05 PM - Post#2766479    

Hello All,
I have an Edelbrock 1405 that at passing or wide open throttle I get a strong fuel smell that disappears after a few minutes. Around town or cruising on freeway no issues just at wide open throttle. Could the jets in the secondaries be to big? I never changed the needles or jets I've adjusted the floats correctly car runs great but only fuel smell at wide open .Any help appreciated!

1967
307
400 Turbo


 


Shepherd 
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Loc: Lake George, NY
Reg: 11-11-15
05-16-19 09:08 AM - Post#2766542    
    In response to Mja1975

Get that in my car also. Open air cleaner and poorly sealed firewall are the reason.



 
grumpyvette 
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grumpyvette
Age: 71
Loc: FLORIDA USA
Reg: 03-16-01
05-16-19 11:09 AM - Post#2766550    
    In response to Shepherd

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?thr...

youve more than likely have a float level needing adjustment, or a defective fuel pressure regulator

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 
Mja1975 
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Posts: 308
Mja1975
Age: 44
Loc: San Jose , Ca
Reg: 06-28-12
05-16-19 11:54 AM - Post#2766551    
    In response to grumpyvette

Thank you both for your replies! I have adjusted the float levels . I was able to adjust the floats to 7/8th with the air horn upside down but did struggle with the float level right side up. I will attempt again. I also have a few unsecured fire wall holes.

Thanks again.

1967
307
400 Turbo


 


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