I have a question. I killed my engine in my 79 Z yesterday. Let me try to describe it. First, the specs: 350, vortec heads, Edelbrock rpm intake, Holley 750 dbl-pmpr, etc. I was driving on the highway on my way to work, and everything was fine. I then noticed that I hadn't let the choke all the way out,(manual choke), so I pushed the choke lever. My first manual choke, and I hadn't driven the car in awhile, so of course I accidentally closed the choke. D'oh! I didn't figure this out until the car was broke down on the side of the road... While it was still running, it started to make loud popping noises. The more I pushed the accelerator, the more the noise. So, I didn't know what the problem was, I pulled off the road. The car ran for a bit, and then the engine just quit. After checking under the hood, I found the closed choke... Anyway, I couldn't get the car to start at all. I got a ride to work and came back 8 hrs later. I was able to get it to turn over on the 9th try. But when I put it in gear, it would barely move. I had to push the pedal all the way to the floor just to go 3 mph. Drifted it to a parking lot just off the highway, and had it towed home. Before I call a qualified individual to take it to, to be fixed. I just wanted to know if anybody here might have an idea as to what the hell I did to the engine. And if you had any suggestions to fix it. I have reasonable mechanical skills. Just a moron, sometimes.8) I think maybe I blew the carburetor, but I don't know. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. If I have to, I'll take it to a mechanic. I just wanted to save some dollars. Thank you for your time.