After the car warms up and driving the engine acts as if it is getting choked out low power and sometimes stalls

Tiny
INEAD BEER
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  • 1970 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Replaced fuel lines fuel pump points to electrons carburetor 4-brl looks to work fine.
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Saturday, June 18th, 2022 AT 2:53 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Is there any dark gray or black smoke from the exhaust? That would indicate flooding. Also, have you checked to make sure the choke is fully open when the engine is at operating temperature?

On these carbs, there is a thermostat that opens/closes the choke based on engine temperature. Also, there is a vacuum break that pulls the choke open. The vacuum hose to it must be attached to what is called, ported vacuum. In other words, it must be attached to the base of the carb and not directly to the intake.

If this hose is damaged or not connected, that could be the cause of it running rich. Check that hose. Also, if the hose is good, then you should get a handheld vacuum pump to confirm the diaphragm is holding a vacuum and is not faulty.

I attached a pic below showing what I'm referring to.

Let me know if this helps.

Take care,

Joe

See pic below.
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Sunday, June 19th, 2022 AT 9:24 PM

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