Re: Problem with Edelbrock performer carb going dry after a few days
Do you mean the bowl goes bone dry - below the needle seat? Would not seem like siphoning back to the pump is the issue, if that is the case.
What about the secondary bowl? If it stays full, well, that would seem to rule out the "boil-off" theory.
I have an Autolite 4100. After rebuilding it, my primary would drain. What had happened is the gasket they gave me for the power valve was too thin. Although the valve was not blown, the gas would leak down past it. Since the PV is in the bottom of the bowl, well, that's what happened - empty bowl. Don't know how your carb compares to a 4100 but might be worth a look.
Still, 5 minutes of cranking... Have you tried connecting the pump to a small gas jug with a 2 foot section of hose? Whether it starts or doesn't should at least tell you which end of the car is the problem! Good luck
When you're going through hell, keep going.
Putts drives a 1965 Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.
Last edited by puttster; 09-19-2012 at 07:51 PM.