I believe you are correct about the dashpot function. In my words, I'd say it prevents the throttle from going to absolute zero too quickly. I would not spend money on a new one.busterone wrote:My limited understanding is that the dashpot has something to do with deceleration. What sort of running issues can I expect to see with it missing or should I just go ahead and spend some money on buying one?
First thing you should do is check the compression of each cylinder and look at the spark plugs to see if they have a lot of oil on them. Your engine might have bad compression. Black smoke is not usually caused by a carburetor problem.bscott25 wrote:I just bought an 84 that has just started blowing black smoke and idling a little shaky. Is something stuck in the carb that I can fix without a tear down?
Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a whirl. If I have any problems I'm sure I'll be bugging you!fastboatman29212 wrote:I am sure the rebuild is similar. I don't know of any thread for rebuilding your specific carb.
Yeah it will. I put a new accelerator pump in with the rebuild kit too. I hate that I know nothing about carbs ha. From what I gathered, when you accelerate more the secondary should be opening. That's functional, and sprays fuel and all. It just won't operate the way it's supposed to. I can pull it back off and post pics ha.fastboatman29212 wrote:If you slowly accelerate, like REALLY slow, does it bog then? It might just be the accelerator pump.