Originally Posted by bsa_bob
I have been in the process of getting this 348 stock.....settin outside for 8 years chevy motor runninig. I have fire and gas.............it hits and tries eveytime.when you ad lots of gas.........but then it slows down with the starter getting tired.Its right on the brink ..you might say of running,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but just won't keep firing long enough .or gas enough. i don't have a clue.I am using "either" and gas. With a GOOD holley carb,A choke prop holding the butter fly open on the front two barrels.Can this be a weak coil its an old accell[yellow]nere wires ...8 years ago . you can ground a plug off the , engine block. Big! hot !blue spark / Any one care to take a whack at this . I am intently listening thanks for anthing
ps the distributor is not loose and it supposedly was driven in to where she sat.
Good spark rules out most ignition probs.
Check to see if the timing chain is shot
. Check the rotor position w/#1 at TDC. Should be just before #1 or #6 distributor cap terminal. If it's not the timing chain has slipped or is very worn (and a car will run like that sometimes- but not well. And restarting it could be very hard).
Could be the rings are still stuck and it has very little compression. A compression test would tell that tale.