"GEORGE S JAYNES" wrote: ( old 351 cleveland )
Left car with relative. Engine was running great--rebuilt carb,
new plugs wires dist cap and rotor.
Came back and found another new cap/rotor/wires/pugs, chrome
valve covers and a chrome racing type air filter.
But it barely started, has this rough idle and black exhaust.
Pulled plug wires off; no effect on idle or roughness. Manually
closing egr vale helped some. Choke is open. Any other ideas?
From observation it's running rich and from tests the ignition is
okay. If it's not a clog in the new air filter, a re-re-build of
the carburetor may be needed.
Wendy & John.