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1950 chevy cant keep it running

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JasonSeaver, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. JasonSeaver
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    from detroit

    I changed the oil, put a new battery in and she started up after a few cranks. Drove to the end of the drive way sat for a minute and it stalled out. Since then it only turns over when the choke is all the way out and then only for a few seconds. Help would be much appreciated.It has a newer fuel pump and a gas jugg in the trunk. thanks
     
  2. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
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    Has it sat for a long time? Could be bad gas or a timing issue.
     
  3. JasonSeaver
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    not long at all, new gas in it before i started it. the timing may be the issue. do i check it with the timing light?
     
  4. big creep
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    check the fuel filter too, if it has one?
     

  5. JasonSeaver
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    bypassed it still had the problem
     
  6. chevyshack
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    Maybe its your carb. Could be gunked up and due for a cleaning. Maybe some crap in a jet.
     
  7. 52HardTop
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    It's starving for fuel. Might be something in the carb that's blocking fuel delivery? Dirt is always the culprit.
     
  8. Rickybop
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  9. hotrodlolita
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    i feel your pain !!
     
  10. bandit1950
    Joined: Jul 27, 2010
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    Need more info. 6v or 12v. 216/235 or small block. Single carb, pionts, what do you have. Is there a balast conected to the coil or no. Could be a bad coil. You got a trouble light and multi meter? Fill in the blanks and an answer will be easier.
     
  11. SLAMIT
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    I say Clean the Carb!!!!!! and put on a good fuel filter or two!!!
     
  12. SLAMIT
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    Oh and get a real gas tank. I am sure it is on your priority list though. I have "Gotten cars running" that way before to and it usually causes issues.
     
  13. JasonSeaver
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
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    JasonSeaver
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    from detroit

    I took the carb off and cleaned it, it started up and i adjusted the throttle and choke so it idoled nice. I had it running for 5 min turned it off and when i tryed to turn it over again the starter just clicked. I enjoyed a very brief moment before the car took it away. Any tips on getting a starter working let me know Thanks
     

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