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Old 12-08-2006, 04:42 PM
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Starts fine but once in drive wants to die

Here it is. Yesterday I put a dist cap, rotor, and coil in. It was missing alot before hand. When I was done it ran perfect and drove great. This morning tried to warm it up it wanted to die. Drove it to work and about half way there it just felt like eventhough I was flooring it, it did not want to go and died out side the Downtown tunnle in norfolk. I thought it was the cap not being on right so I redid the install and it sounds better and drives better.

My question what can cause this to happen if it happens again in the morning. I tried to turn the dist to see it it would turn and it will not budge. What do you think it is?

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Old 12-08-2006, 04:48 PM
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We need a lil more info. What kinda car, year, injected or carb?
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:50 PM
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Sorry about that.

184 Chevy Camaro Z 28
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:56 PM
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Have you changed your fuel filter or filters? After the car sits awhile the fuel can slowly drain passed the clog and the car will run fine until it uses that accumulated fuel and runs lean or dies.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:00 PM
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On this car the book shows a different carb then whats on the car. How would I find it.
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Normally there is a simple in line filter between the carb and pump. It should be pretty easy to find if you follow the fuel line from the carb. Depending on what kind of carb you are running you might also have a filter in the carb right where the fuel line goes into the carb.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:15 PM
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would you think that it would be coming in from the back.. I am running a stock quadra jet.
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One of the filters is between the fuel inlet and the carb. remove the tube from the carb to get at it.

oops sorry wierdbeard, I didn't read all of your post!!!!
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I would like to thank you for you help. this is one of the best sites I have ever got on to. Alot of help is good.
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