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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 66 chevelle 396 pro built with all the goodies.it has 450-500 HP on 10.5:1 comp.and i'm running 93 octane pump gas,and runs at 170-180 degrees. i runs great from idel all the up.but when i shut it off,it sounds like it still wants to run. can some one out there give me some hints,as to whats wrong!?!?!?!?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 06:23 PM
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Check your idle. If it is too high for your engine setup, it may cause that problem. As my new engine has broken in, I adjusted the idle to correct the same problem you described and it turns off without any extra turnover.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 03:37 AM
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Are you running an electric cooling fan? It may sound stupid, but I have had it happen more than once. If an ignition wire is used to turn a fan/relay combo on, when you turn off the key, the fan acts like a generator and will back feed the ignition for a bit. The end result is run on.....


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 10:45 AM
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Try adding a can of octane boost next time you fill up. If the problem goes away, your gas has too low an octane rating for your compression ratio. 10.5:1 is kind of pushing it on 93 octane especially with iron heads IMHO. (I had the same problem with my 383 - running 10.4:1 compression and aluminum haeds)
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 05:31 PM
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Recheck the timing. Just because it runs great doesn't mean it would run better with a timing adjustment.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 05:34 PM
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I would say go with the idle as the problem nly because the same problem happened to me in my 73 camaro when I was racing at the track. The rpm level was higher than usual and it kept wanting to run.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 06:02 PM
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wish mine would run so good that it wouldn't stop!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 05:55 AM
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Are you running a MSD system? If you are and have not intatlled a diode it can bleed back into your ignition system and cause run on. I rread this in a CHP mag about a month ago.
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