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    pawling ny

    carb adjustment

    what is the best RPM to set the idle at on a 259 V8 with a 2b Stromberg carb. The manual says 550 - 600 rpm and I was just wondering if setting at 650 or 700 rpm would be better or worse. thanks

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    Phoenix, AZ
    If the car is an automatic, a high idle will cause more creep when in gear.
    Try increasing the idle speed and see if you like it. If not, adjust it back.
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