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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 15, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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327 cutting out

I took my 69 out for a drive this evening and the motor would act as if it was going to die occasionally. It didn't matter if I was going slow or fast it would start to die and I could tap the gas and it would take back off. It idles fine and runs smooth other than this problem. I have a 600 CFM Holley which I've had about 4 years and never has given any trouble and an 80 GPH Holley fuel pump which is less than a year old. Plugs were replaced about three years ago and a Summit inline fuel filter put in about a year ago. Stock points distributor which hasn't been touched since I bought the car 5 years ago. Plug wires haven't been changed either. Would appreciate any suggestions on where to start.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 15, 07:28 PM
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Re: 327 cutting out

do you have dwell meter to check the point gap?then check the timing,is this the first time you had it out this summer?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 15, 09:23 PM
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You might want to change that fuel filter. It only takes one bad tank of gas to plug a filter, even if it is 2 day's old !

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 15, 11:42 PM
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Re: 327 cutting out

I would check the points first as suggested. Also could not hurt to check the float levels.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 15, 12:26 AM
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Re: 327 cutting out

Have you ever considered changing from points to electronic ignition. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cr...t/model/camaro or here is the points and condenser kit. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sm...make/chevrolet. I would start with changing the points, condenser, rotor button, and cap. Plug wires and spark plugs. Also the fuel filter. If you still have a problem after tuning it up the carburetor will probably need a needle and seat. Just get a Holley rebuild kit and take the carburetor a part to clean it then start replacing needle and seat, power valve, pump diaphragm and gaskets.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 15, 02:09 AM
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Re: 327 cutting out

I ditched my points for an electronic conversion and it works great. In 2015, why waste any time messing with breaker points still?? I used a pertronix, but that Crane setup in the link above looks really good too. I like that it includes a rev limiter and plus its substantially less expen$ive than the pertronix

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 15, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 327 cutting out

Thanks everyone for the info. This isn't the first time I've had it out, been driving it quite a bit on the weekends this summer but it's the first time it's acted up.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 15, 09:00 AM
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Re: 327 cutting out

another thought is you may have crud in the gas tank, clogging up the pickup or something. If you do the above suggestions and it still has problems, you may need to drop the tank and see if it needs cleaning

The important thing here is that you ask me what kind of car I've got. "I've got a BITCHIN' CAMARO"
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 15, 02:52 PM
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Re: 327 cutting out

Yea today.s gas does not go much beyond a few months without any stabilizers. You can store the car for the winter with Av gas, it does not go bad.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 15, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 327 cutting out

I'm considering going with the Crane XR1. Should I also replace the coil?
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 15, 03:57 PM
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Re: 327 cutting out

This might sound like a dumb response but any chance your cables are loose on the battery. Certainly worth checking before you tear into other more complex possibilities. How do I know? Be there.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 15, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 327 cutting out

Thanks brumbach. I had just put in a new battery but the cables are tight. Hadn't thought about that.
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