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valleyguy
06-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Well I started the Hawk in the garage yesterday as I do from
time to time. It started fine and ran for 10 minutes or so
and just stopped. Wouldn't restart. I checked for spark and that was ok; Pulled the plugs and they were all wet with gas. Today I changed the in-line gas filter, put a new filter on the fuel pump, cleaned the plugs, regapped them. It started up, briefly, blowing lots of smoke, then died. Tries to restart but won't. It has new plug wires, new dist cap, new (well they were new) plugs, fairly new fuel pump. I checked all the vacumm plugs and they seem ok. The carb is a new Edelbrock 4bbl. I'm stumped, which by the way is not unusual for me.. Does anyone have any advice for this novice as what to try next? Tks,

1961HAWK
06-30-2007, 05:50 PM
STUCK FLOAT MAYBE? FLOAT SET TO HIGH? INTAKE LEAK? POWER BRAKE BOOSTER LEAKING VACUUM IF EQUIPED? WHAT KIND OF SMOKE? bLACK , BLUE, OR WHITE?
BEST I CAN THINK OF ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

dave smith
06-30-2007, 07:09 PM
check the choke then the needle and seat in carb

Roscomacaw
06-30-2007, 09:07 PM
As these guys are intimating - to me, it sounds like too much gas!:(

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lstude
06-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Does your Edelbrock carburetor have an electric choke? I had trouble with my new Edelbrock carb until I adjusted the electric choke. It would flood when hot.

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studelover
06-30-2007, 11:16 PM
problem sounds electric, is the choke neg wire hooked up? also check that coil. it maybe working on and off.

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valleyguy
07-11-2007, 02:05 PM
ok, turns out it was the carb as originally suggested. The choke (manual)
was binding up a bit and the carb had lots of varnish(gum?) ..... guess it was caused by the old gas; anyway, I pulled the carb, lubed all the pivot points, cleaned everything, adjusted the choke wire, put new plugs in and all is well now. I also added some gas treatment to the tank which I hope will prevent future varnish build-up. Thanks to all.