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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 09, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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New 396 Engine dies at idle

Brand new rebuilt 396 engine dies while sitting at idle once in a while like the key was turned off . Starts right up again and runs fine with a load through all 4 gears. Initially did it hot, but did it cold tonight. Idle set @ 800 RPM with a new Edelbrock Carb, HEI Ignition, headers, new fuel pump, new Mallory ignition wires, new voltage regulator, new starter, and new Optima battery.

Ideas ??

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 09, 03:51 AM
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Re: New 396 Engine dies at idle

Check the hot wire to hei for bare spots or breaks.Also check the battery cables.
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