In April, after looking over the car in person, I brought this coupe home for $3500 delivered to my front door. The guy who sold it to me told me she ran last winter and I took his word for it. I didn't really mind if ran or not seeing as I wanted to transplant a 472 or 500 into in the near future. When I went to start it she fired right up, but refused to idle. Adjusting the air mixture or idle mixture screws did nothing. I then began checking over everything else making sure that one, it was only the carb causing the problem, and two, that everything else was up to snuff. I performed an oil change with Lucas and Seafoam oil additives, tested compression, as well as ran 92 Premium, Seafoam, and Stabil through the tank. I then set out to rebuild that piece of shit known as the Carter AFB. Long story short, after multiple rebuilds and look-throughs by not only myself, but my experienced neighbor we junked the carb due to it being anything, but reliable. He said he's never had a decent Carter AFB and I can see why! Him and I then set out to modify one of his adapters so we could put a Holley 750 on the 429. After making a custom throttle linkage bracket out of sheet metal we hooked up the gas pedal as well as the throttle rod for the Hydramatic transmission.She ran smooth as can be, but hauled ass like a freight train! I've only ever driven 4 bangers or V8s with emissions stuffed in ever hole so I had no idea she had so much get up and go! Anyways, I then ran Seafoam (I must really like this shit!) down the carb and boy she smoked like no other! She runs even better now after letting the Seafoam sit on the pistons for 15 minutes. I now have to do a valve adjustment, however. The Seafoam certainly did something as it made the valves start chattering. That's my progress so far. I learned that the starter is drawing 400 some amps and more than likely needs to be rebuilt. I also need a new alternator as the one one there now can't keep up with the general needs of the car. I'm currently talking to a guy with a running 472 and matching trans who's including all the accessories so hopefully I can just borrow the starter and alternator from that engine. I still need to buy an Edelbrock carb. The spacer and Holley work, but they're definitely not ideal and they're not mine to keep either.