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Old 02-14-2013, 12:46 PM
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Engine Woes Update

Just a quick update for those contributing to this original post. I recently had a chance to pull the ignition switch and found some old tape wrapped around all three wires about 3" above the switch. There was also old tape around each post on the switch. I removed the tape and found one wire with a stripped bare spot (I assume someone had hooked up a stereo at one time), and each wire had a new female connector on the end. I also found the wire to the horn just twisted together, so I fixed and re-taped it. I wrapped each wire with fresh tape, creating a "wire harness" type wrap over the whole section, including the new connectors. Upon getting it all back together, I took it for a road test. Ran like a top I just took it out again today (temps around 50 degrees), and it is running strong with no hiccups Seems I got it solved--will plan to replace the under dash harness someday, but the rest of the wires seemed okay. Thanks for the advice, guys

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Good job on getting that fixed! I had a old ford fairlaine as a first car and had a very similar problem, turned out the battery tie down was lose and the positive post was too close to the body and would randomly short out and kill the engine. In the following years I've found this similar problem on many other cars that had a "randomly dies" issue.
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Thanks for getting back to us on the solution! It's always good to know what fixed it.
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I dont think its electrical if you can pump gas to get it restarted or carb because of dual carbs as John said check fuel line if you have rubber line tnis new gas detoriates the fuel line and the suck together causing fuel starvation,also check fuel tank for debris,, i had a corvair with a leave in gas tank when i would drive it would slosh around and cover pickup tube when engine stalled it would drop to bottom and restart ,Very herd to find
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If you read my original post, you'll see that I had addressed all the fuel issues, so I started looking at electrical. The ignition circuit was my next choice, and that's where I found the "boogered-up" wires. Re-taping the wires seemed to do the trick. Thanks for your advice!
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Good glad to see you got it fixed ,Now you can drive and enjoy..
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Thanks, now if we could have some warmer weather. . . . .
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