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Old 06-06-2002, 07:55 AM
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Post 1966 fury stalling

No, it's not a hot rod, but hot rodders know more about fine tuning cars than most people...

I've got a 1966 fury with a 318 wide body. Carb is a 2 barrel bendix. The problem is stalling after a corner or when coming to a stop. When the car dies, it is VERY difficult to restart.

When something finally happens, I have my foot to the floor and the engine b a r e l y fires... it sounds like it is dieseling slightly as it "idles" at a barely running speed. Then all of a sudden - VROOM!! it takes off and sounds fine. I had to leave some wet patches in the rain the other night in order to not stall out ( 4th try...)


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I don't know the answer, but will suggest some ideas.

I would look for a disconnected vacuum line first. A disconnected line will effect your timing as well as lean out the fuel mixture.

I would also think you should check for other vacuum leaks. You can spray WD40 around the carb base etc. to check for leaks while the engine is running. Any change in rpm suggests a leak. Maybe your carb is not bolted down well etc.

Since it seems to be related to motion I am thinking that you should check the float bowl fluid level if no vacuum leak is found. It may not be getting gas due to a sticking float or one that is out of adjustment...I think it sounds more like sticking somehow.

Hope this helps.
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My opinion is your float level is set to high or could be sticking but you said on stops and cornering leaves me to beleive float level,may need new float and rebuild kit,probably around $20 bucks or so.good luck(wrenchturner)
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I would say that it is definitely the carburetor and at that age requires a rebuild. However, have you checked the choke blade, linkage (sticking-binding closed) and choke pulloff?
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I would change the fuel pump and then check the fuel level in the carb.
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4 Jaw Chuck is right, fuel pump may not have enough pressure. I had the same problem. But before you change the pump, have you checked the filter. You didn't mention what kind of filter you have or even if you have one. I had the same problem; at idle, the car would want to die and I had to get it up to 2000 rpm to keep it running. If you have a pressure gauge that you can put inline, that would help. Don't know what kind of pressure you carb calls for, but I would guess anywhere between 5 and 7 psi. If your pump isn't putting this out, than you might have a pump problem. If it does have enough pressure, you probably have a clog or restriction of some kind. Even the smallest particles can cause problems for that needle valve inside the fuel bowl. Your carb may have a filter built into the inlet, check that too. If you don't have clogs or pressure is adequate, you might have a vacuum leak or your float level is off.
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