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351W won't stay running in gear

I have a 1983 351W with a comp thumper cam, holley carb, AIR gap intake, MSD igintion and distrib., TCI stall converter, ect. and I can't get the timing right. Does anyone have a good timinig mark? Also, when I get one set and then place it in drive, the car dies. I don't see or hear any air leaks, ect. and now I am stumped

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I have a 1983 351W with a comp thumper cam, holley carb, AIR gap intake, MSD igintion and distrib., TCI stall converter, ect. and I can't get the timing right. Does anyone have a good timinig mark? Also, when I get one set and then place it in drive, the car dies. I don't see or hear any air leaks, ect. and now I am stumped
I would be spraying around looking for vaccum leaks. And make sure the carb is properly adjusted also check the float levels. What size stall do you have? Is the distributer tight?


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I am going try to see if I am running too lean. I have a TCI stall that is 1000 over stock stall speed. I drove it this weekend b/c I finally got the timing to 10 degrees but it seems that it is idled too high b/c I can cruise without pressing the gas pedal down; however, if I adjust the idle lower, the car dies out. I am thinking that my gas is too lean. Whatcha think
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