new rebuild sbc runs great in the driveway but...
as soon as I take it out it starts acting up.
I'm really frustrated with this thing. I rebuilt the carb. seemed ok sittin in the driveway. Idles fine, revs fine. Real smooth. take it out- goes about a mile and starts stumbling again. Then it idles rough. So I come back and look for vac leaks. find w/my starting fluid it seems to pick up around the carb base - but this is a new gasket. so I cinch it down just a bit. Still revs w/fluid but not as much. Also I noticed the bolts on my intake mani were a bit loose too- so I cinched those down "wrist tight" since apparently my cheapo torque wrench lied to me. Tomorrow when I start it up again it'll probably act fine.
checked the fuel filter, it's clean. Thought maybe it's the fuel tank solenoid actin up and causing some fuel starvation, so I bypassed that. Still does it.
I'm out of ideas, and don't even know what else could be causing this.