Re: [Chrysler300] Carter Carb 300K Problems
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Re: [Chrysler300] Carter Carb 300K Problems

That fuel pressure is way too high. Did you replace the accelerator pump on the carb, some kits don't include them. You must be getting a good shot of fuel as the throttle is opened. Dried, flawed, dirty, or improperly adjusted pump plungers can cause starvation on hard acceleration and not provide enough fuel at startup.

Are you confident your ignition system is sound? How many miles on the rebuild? 

Just in case you needed to know, this was sent from my iPhone. 

On Oct 7, 2015, at 12:33 PM, 'John Grady' jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


That seems way too high? Isn’t it about 5-6 psi max? Cannot be right? But unrelated to starvation


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Miller mark@xxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:22 PM
To: Michael Moore
Cc: Greg; Mark Souders; <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Carter Carb 300K Problems


Hi Mike, the old fuel pump was tested at 10-14 psi with good fuel flow but we replaced it because it was leaking oil next to the block and was a inexpensive fix.  Thanks  Mark

Mark G. Miller, General Manager

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

ph. 800-626-4081 ext. 1303  cell 319-240-8083

f. 319-277-4055




On Oct 7, 2015, at 1:13 PM, Michael Moore <mmoore8425@xxxxxxx> wrote:



I am also interested in this issue.  I am wondering why can’t we test pump fuel delivery by pumping gasoline from the fuel pump into a container and measure the volume over time?

Do we know how much gasoline that pump should deliver in say, 30 seconds?  I can imagine doing that would be an easier test

Thanks, Mike Moore

On Oct 7, 2015, at 10:57 AM, Mark Miller mark@xxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


First, many thanks for all of the advice I received last week on this problem!


Okay, still having some problems with fuel delivery on our 300K.


Here is a quick rundown on what we have had done.  Carb was cleaned and fitted with a new carb kit.  Floats were set at 23/32 spec?


Items replaced: Fuel pump, fuel pump push rod, fuel filter and all rubber fuel lines.


Fuel tank was removed and sending unit inspected.  Blew out fuel lines.


After all of this we still are starving for fuel when the 4barrel kicks in.  Also a little harder to start and (at times) some throttle hesitation on normal acceleration.


One question the mechanic had was the engine rebuilt with bored cylinders etc and needs a higher CFM carb.  I do not have any history on the engine other then it has been rebuilt.


Any help will be much appreciated!  Mark

Mark G. Miller, General Manager

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

ph. 800-626-4081 ext. 1303  cell 319-240-8083

f. 319-277-4055


Let's assume the problem is not with the carb.

There are 3 pieces of "rubber" fuel line in the system.

If they are old, they need to be replaced to 

ensure you aren't drawing air into the system through an

age crack in the old hose, or perhaps a blockage in the hose.

One is at the fuel tank, connects the sender to the pipe.

One is in the area of the front passenger foot well, connects

the pipe to the next pipe.

The other is from that pipe to the fuel pump inlet. 

It is a pretty easy job to replace these pieces with new line.

I think the diameter is 5/16". 



It could be the problem is with the fuel sock on the sending unit. If

the tank has rust in it, the sock will plug. While it isn't a terrible job to

get the sending unit out, it takes a while. 

If you suspect the sock, but would rather not get into the sending unit, 

you could try running the car from an aux fuel tank. Run a long

piece of fuel hose from the fuel pump inlet to an aux tank which

you could place in the pass front seat. Have someone hold the aux tank

so you don't get spills. If the carb performs off the aux tank system, you

know where your fuel restriction is (or isn't).





On Oct 1, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Greg <picgrego@xxxxxxx> wrote:


Sounds like your floats are set to low. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 1, 2015, at 11:25 AM, "'Mark Souders' MRS954@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:




If I had to guess, and based on past experience, I’d say your fuel pump push rod is worn, and can’t push the fuel pump arm enough to feed ample gas to the carb. Ask me how I know this.


Happy Moparing,




From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Miller mark@xxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:29 AM
To: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Chrysler300] Carter Carb 300K Problems


Hi, I have a new to me 1964 300K with the single Carter 3614S 4 barrel carb.  The carb is starving for fuel when I kick in the seconda ry.  I just had the fuel system checked out and there are no kinks, fuel filter is new, fuel pump has good pressure and had the carb rebuilt with a new kit and the carb tests fine.  The secondary kicks in but the car surges as it starves for fuel.  Under brisk but normal acceleration the engine runs fine.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated!  Thanks  Mark

Mark G. Miller, General Manager

Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.

ph. 800-626-4081 ext. 1303  cell 319-240-8083

f. 319-277-4055







Posted by: Ryan Hill <ryan_hillc300@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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