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i recently put a timing chain on my 400 with a holly 2bbl, i put everything on and got the truck running but it wasn't quite right so i decided to clean the carb,(before carb came off truck ran rough but ran) i took the carb off and cleaned it and while putting it back on i broke one of the mounting bolts rear right side. now the truck won't even start without starting fluid, and then it is a pain in the ass to get her to fire. she still won't idle and standing on the gas will only let her run for a few seconds before she dies, would that broken bolt cause this, i do plan to take it out and replace it but it is like 12 degrees outside and i don't feel like messing with it till it gets warmer, (yes i put the timing chain on right)
 

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A broken bolt could hurt it. You may have an air leak at the base of the carb. Did you take the carb apart when you cleaned it. You may want to rebuild the carb completely. I had a 2b holley on a furd and took it all apart, cleaned it and put it back together. Ran like crap before but ran nice afterwards. I didn't have a choke of any kind of it and it would still start when it was 10 degrees out-no joke! I would change the broken bolt and see if that makes a difference.
 

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Spray some starter fluid near where the broken bolt is and if the idle speeds up then you got yourself a leak there. Be sure to shield the intake of the carb from overspray so you know that there really is a leak there or not.

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i recently put a timing chain on my 400 with a holly 2bbl, i put everything on and got the truck running but it wasn't quite right so i decided to clean the carb,(before carb came off truck ran rough but ran) i took the carb off and cleaned it and while putting it back on i broke one of the mounting bolts rear right side. now the truck won't even start without starting fluid, and then it is a pain in the ass to get her to fire. she still won't idle and standing on the gas will only let her run for a few seconds before she dies, would that broken bolt cause this, i do plan to take it out and replace it but it is like 12 degrees outside and i don't feel like messing with it till it gets warmer, (yes i put the timing chain on right)
 
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