Engine Mechanical problem
1973 Chevy Malibu V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic N/A miles
Hi there. Recently bought a great 73 malibu for fun. Last owner replaced the blown engine with a chevy small block V8 (295hp), edelbrock headers (etc) along with an Edelbrock q-jet #1904 carb.
car runs great (sounds great too) once we get it started. However, it has a real tough time getting started. In fact, we have to go old school and use starter fluid in the carb every time.
Like I said, though, once it is running, there is no hesitation, power is fine and all is good.
Question is this - could there be a mismatch between the engine and carb (engine specs calls for a 600CFM carb and the 1904 is rated at 795CFM). If that is not an issue, can you give me a few ideas on what to check and focus on.
Thanks for the help!
have the same problem?
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 AT 11:23 AM