Last fall when I parked my elky I had just rebuilt the carb and it solved my overfueling black smoke issue but caused a new one... it doesn't want to start when it's hot. I have an Edelbrock 4bbl carb and when I took it apart to rebuild it there were 2 L shaped rods (about 3" long) that come down from the top of the carb and point into some holes in the bottom of the inside of the carb. Whoever had previously worked on it failed to get one of them into it's hole and tightened down the screws secuting the upper half of the card forving a 90 degree bend in the tapered tip of that rod. So I went to autozone and ordered another one, it came the next day but was a little bigger diameter tip than the old one... I put it in anyways, finished it up, put it on, got some help adjusting it and it runs good. So... any ideas on the had start? It's like it won't turn over hardly but if I sit there awhile sudenly it starts right up. I think it might not be carb related. I also have some "excel" ignition system that was on it when I got it... think it might be the timing or something? But if so, why would it start doing this only after repairing the overfueling issue? (before the fix the high speed barrels were always trickling fuel and the car would spew black smoke). It's coming time in the next few months to get the car back out after the winter goes away so trying to think ahead here.