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Idling at high RPMs

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When I start my car for the first time in the morning, it idles between 2-3000 RPMs. What most likely needs to be adjusted?

The car is stock.

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It could just be the automatic choke., I imagine first thing in the morning you depress the accelerator pedal and then start her up. When you depress the accelerator pedal, it closes the choke plates and after warming up, you obtain your normal idle speed, 900-1000 rpm's. Fast idle speed may be a bit high, if you're close to 3000 rpm's, you may need to adjust the choke as you want to be in the range of 2000 rpm's or so, when starting her up first thing in the morning. The other thing you may want to do is to lube with white lithium grease, the accelerator linkage.

Tim

'69 2000

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FIRST THING: assuming you have a carburetor, not tii injection

adjust the ignition timing! set "BALL" in inspection hole at 1500 rpm

(remove and plug any vacuum hoses to the distributor while checking)

adjust high idle speed ONLY WITH COLD MOTOR

to 1900 ...2300 rpm - with choke actuated on, and the hi-idle cam on

it's highest step - adjust in first 1-2 minutes of cold starting

and after fully warmed - after driving 2 miles - adjust HOT

idle speed and idle mixture to 800 rpm +/- for smoothest idle

report back.......

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well I am new to working on this car, so could you guide me a little bit more on exactly how to go about this procedure.

Thanks a whole lot in advance, sorry I am such a newb

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