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I've been looking online for this information but can find nothing !!

I need any of you who may have stripped an Edelbrock !!

Carb is an Edelbrock 1406 like this.
http://www.amazon.com/Edelbrock-1406-Performer-Secondary-Carburetor/dp/B000182DIS

As some of you may know, I did some work on my engine last year before I moved to Norway.
Since I've done it, I've never been able to get it running properly and this notion has been bugging me as a possible cause !

I'm 1000 miles away from my car, so I can't check anything until I can get home in spring.

Basically, I had the carb off the car, I had it upside down while I cleaned some stuck bits of old gasket from the base.

When I picked it up, lying on the ground was what can only be described as a "pin".
Now, I have absolutely no idea whether said "pin" fell out of the carb, or was already on the ground and had gone unnoticed. :bloated:

It was roughly 2-2.5 inches long, and about the thickness of a sewing needle.
The car does run ok, although the last time I drove it I felt it was down on power and it was running a little hot, think it might be a bit rich.
IDK if this "pin" is a non critical part which is causing me trouble or not


So, there it is guys.
Has anyone stripped an Edelbrock and can tell me if there is indeed a pin in there somewhere fitting the description ?

Either that or put my mind at ease and tell me there's no such thing !!

Thanks in advance,

Bob :beer:
 

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No, I found those too. from what I can see in the pictures it doesn't look like anything in them, but I'm scratching my head as to where else it could have come from.

Whatever it is, it's definitely not a metering rod.

I'm pondering on the possibility that at some stage it may have been dropped down the carb and became jammed, loosening itself when i took it off.

Just exploring all my options tho !!

This was the first exploded view I found, does your part look like one of these?

http://www.volvord.com/eps_exploded.gif

(more of same and better break out)

http://www.volvord.com/view.htm
 
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