Re: Priming the Quadrajet
" Do not " pour fuel into a carb while trying to fire it up at the same time post a cam & lifter insall when the timing may not be spot on or maybe have a couple plug wores mixed up causing it to spit back/backfire thru the carb.
If the carb/motor spits /backfires thru the carb while priming with fuel it will lite up the person and the fuel container at the same time.
I saw somone do that once and when the motor spit fire thru the carb it set the fuel container on fire and the guy holding it . In a panic he thru it asside setting the garage and car on fire from the ignited fuel splashing al over the place ,it wasnt a pretty site and he was slightly burned too but thank goodness not badly burned .
Fill the carb thru the vent as Von stated to do and you should be fine and also have the aircleaner installed too in car it backfires thru the carb.
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