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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 11, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Car stalls out when I put it in gear

Hello!

My car dies in gear! Whacha think it could be? Here's a vid of it dying!
Gimme a list of possible causes so I can go through em. Neighbor thinks I need a new torque converter. I think I just need to tune my carb. Imma test for a vacuum leak tomorrow. What else you think? My carb
My motor
I have a different cam in the motor but i dont know the specs of it.
Turbo 350 trans.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 11, 08:48 PM
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Re: Car stalls out when I put it in gear

if the converter is really tight, possible

more likely bad vacuum leak. retorque the intake expecially the center bolts
Big Cam with low (12) degrees initial timing is also common.
Move the timing to 16 or 18 degs initial, lower the idle speed screw, recheck and adjust.
then adjust idle mix screws

9x out of 10 this will do it

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 11, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Car stalls out when I put it in gear

Does changing the cam and distributor effect what timing the engine wants? The paperwork said to set spark timing at 32 degrees BTDC at 4000rpm but I have a different cam and distributor than what the engine came with.

snapshot of timing info from the engine specs
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 11, 12:47 AM
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Re: Car stalls out when I put it in gear

check carb-power valve, vacuam leak also chek centrifical weights in dist. whats duration or over lap on cam-possible converter
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Re: Car stalls out when I put it in gear

I had a vacuum leak in the line from the transmission. Fixed that and a friend messed with some settings and now it drives! First time its seen road in a year! Yay! Thanks guys!
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