72 Dodge Charger is runining rich and chokes out

01-05-2005, 06:10 PM
Hi all, My girlfirend and I have a 72 Dodge Charger s/e it has a 400 in it and a 2 barrell carb on it.
It chokes out as soon as it warms up. It seems like it is running rich. It only chokes out when you don't have you're foot on the gas.
It runs really rough.
Does it sound like I need to adjust the carb?
How do you adjust a carb?
What esle could it be.
I know that the alternator needs to be replaced
but would that effect the car from running real rough.
It's got a new battery in it.
I am going to buy a new alternator and change the cables because they are corroded.

Somone Please help

03-08-2005, 10:05 PM
The alternator and battery would not have anything to do with it stalling. Does it have a rough idle when you are giving it gas, if not your idle speed needs to be raised.

06-20-2005, 03:06 AM
if your alternator isnt putting enough juice to the ignition, it would kill the motor, hence running rich. you need to replace that alt. and, the carb prolly needs rebuilt, its old. you can buy a barry grant road demon junior for like nothing on summit now, 250 bucks. a 525 cfm, 600 cfm, and 650 cfm all for under 300 bucks

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