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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 13, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

Hey
My Camaro '67 - 327 starts, but dies when key goes back to drive position.
When I feed the distributer (Mallory HEI) directly from the battery, the car keeps running.
I changed the ignition switch, but it didn't help. Although, the first time it was running for 30 seconds.
Anyone has a good idea?
Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 13, 12:02 PM
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Re: Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

Might be a bad wire leading from the switch's "run" position. Is everything else in the car working that should be working in that position?
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Re: Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

I also have some problems with the generator warning light check and the engine temp light check in this position. Everything else works.
The engine harnes, the dsitributer, the voltage regulator, the starter and the ignition switch are all brand new.
The dash harness is the old one.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 13, 01:07 PM
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Re: Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

Depending on how you connected the hei....if you used the stock wiring it sounds like your start and run wires could be reversed at the starter or the run wire is not connected or has broken some place internally. Check the connection and its continuity.

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Re: Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

I'm pretty sure that it is hooked up correctly. It has been working and I didn't change the wiring.
I think I better check the run wire as you suggest.
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Re: Camaro '67. Starts, but dies when key is back in drive position

Hi Guys. Thanks a lot for your advices. I checked the run wire from the ignition switch to the distributor and found a loose connection.
The run wire was soldered to the female disconnect that goes into the distributor. Or at least they tried to solder it. The wire was some iron wire that could not be soldered, so it was a very poor connection. I'm surprised to see that on a brand new harness.
I changed the wire to a copper wire, and now it's running.
Thanks again
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