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Post  S.C_07 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Hi I have a 1959 falcon , it runs and moves however it quite often cuts out , it also struggles to start sometimes . When it starts I have to open the throttle quite wide , if I was to close it a little it will splutter and begin to cut out , it will also run quite aggressively ( I dunot know if its supposed to but when it starts there's a whole bunch of revs ) , I've decided I need to do some carb adjustments , can anyone say what adjustments I need to do and how do them . Im 16 and have zero experience with carbs so any help will be great . Possibly the needle needs adjusting ? How should it be adjusted ? And any other tips and tricks to get it running smoothly will be greatly appreciated
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:23 pm

Set the slide needle so that it protrudes 1.95" below the flat part of the throttle slide ( adjuster screw in centre of slide) then adjust the mixture screw on side of carburettor 1 1/2 turns out from fully home
You may have to fine tune these settings, but it is where you should start

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Post  S.C_07 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:56 am

Brilliant ill give that a go , thank you very much
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