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Old 04-25-2004, 01:22 PM
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My 350 dies when idling

I'm new to the whole old car restoration thing, but I just bought a 74 nova ss with a 350 and it starts up fine and sounds great, but when the car is idling and I'm not giving it gas, its boggs down and dies. I don't know what the problem is, I'm just learning. Can anyone help? Thanks

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Old 04-25-2004, 01:43 PM
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Do you have a fuel pressure gauge?
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engine dies at idle

there is a rocker on the linkage on the side of the carb. Adj the screw In on the side of that rocker. The screw will have a spring on it, turn it in 1/2 a turn.


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Old 04-28-2004, 01:45 PM
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fuel pressure gauge

Yes I do and I think it is operational, its balances around 40 when the car is on.
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Is the car fuel injected? Carbs take 4-9 psi, TBI (throttle body injection) takes 9-12, and Multiport takes anywhere from 40-60 or so.

CHeck for correct pressure, vacuum leaks, proper idling position. If its fuel injected check and readjust the TPS or Idle air control valve.

With computer controlled vehicles get pretty technical however so if your new to the car thing I hope you dont have to jump right into that kinda setup.

Give us a lil more info and we might be able to help further.

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What kind of carb is it? Is it carberated or fuel injected?
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