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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 02, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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I hope one of you smart fellows can help me with my starting / running problem on my 327 210hp stock 2 barrel carb 350 turboHydro 69 Camaro.

It’s been running perfect since I bought it a year ago. Anyway… I was going up a hill and I felt it spit up through the carburetor and lose power for a split second. Then it continued to run well.

That evening after driving about 20 minutes I shut it off. When I tried restarting it about 3 minutes later it just would only turn over. I took the air cleaner off to see if it was getting fuel. It was. I tried turning it over with the Air Clean off… then it spit up out of the carb and there was a small flame!

Anyway… after numerous tries… it turned over and I was on my way.

Can anybody fill me in on what I should check?

Thanks guy… I really appreciate your help!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 02, 03:30 AM
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Check your timing. Sounds like you may have spit a chain. The most likely cause of a carb backfire is when a plug fires and that intake valve is open. I think early 327's had that fine plastic covered cam gear.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 02, 03:49 AM
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Might be time for a new set of points/condenser.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 02, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll be checking the points and dwell this weekend. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 02, 06:48 AM
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May be a long shot but condensation in the distributor cap could cause it also.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 02, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for your help. Tonight I replaced the burnt points, replaced the condensor... timed her and replaced the spark plugs. Drives like a new 1969 Camaro!

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