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1980 Dodge 360 Boggling noise erik 1-14-14  
Hi my name is Erik. I have a 1980 Dodge empress motorhome with the 360 4barrel carb in it. When your driving on straigh road it seems fine it can go fast and everything. But if your going up hill it seems like there's a boggling sound when the carb tries to go into secondary. u have to let go of the throttle for the boggling to stop. When it does this it seems like it lacks power and you could see black smoke out the tail pipe. Any suggestions what this could be. I heard could be a blown gasket. When i look into the radiator i can see bubbles in the antifreeze. It has a new radiator and hoses on it. Also heard something it could be a timing chain in need of replacement. Just want to know where to start. I'm not a mechanic but at least. Id know where i need to start. Whether i need to get the engine rebuilt or possibly a new one. Please help anyone.
Re: 1980 Dodge 360 Boggling noise BUBBA THE BUS TECH 1-14-14  
Bubbles in the coolant could be sort of normal. A rad shop will have a test that will detect a blown head gasket.

"Going FLat" with black smoke sounds like it might be:
1st ignition, cap, rotor wires primary suspects.
2nd Carb has a problem on the secondary side a tear down a refresh might help. But as this is probably a Thermo Quad it is unlikely. Holley carbs are prone to this the most.
3 rd the cam shaft has worn lobes, probably on the exaust side. Pull the valve covers and measure the cam lift to check.
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