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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NCKalex, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. NCKalex
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 188

    NCKalex
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    from Fresno, CA

    1949 chevy styleline. 216 3 speed column shift.

    now here's the problem
    on first start up the car starts up quick, idles fine and runs great, i drive it for a bit,(10 minutes or so) and it'll start to bog and then dies soon after. after that initial dying, it'll take a long time to start and when it finally fires it''ll drive about 10-15 feet and die again, and i have to repeat the same process.

    any ideas?
     
  2. terryble
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 541

    terryble
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    from canada

    coil, plugged gas line, bad fuel pump
     
  3. SOLID9
    Joined: Dec 7, 2010
    Posts: 144

    SOLID9
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    from EuroTrip!

    Sure does sound like a fuel problem. Start with a new filter and check your line pressure.
     
  4. good answer
     
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  5. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
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    plym_46
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    from central NY

    take a feel of the temp of your coil, if you can't keep you hand on it after your 10 to 15 minutes of running, it's probably on its way out. But it sounds like a fuel problem more than electrical, But is an easy test.
     
  6. is the gas cap vented?
     
  7. NCKalex
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 188

    NCKalex
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    from Fresno, CA

    haven't had a chance to check the coil thing yet but will do!

    also i do not believe the gas cap is vented. its got an aftermarket type.
     
  8. Reman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 305

    Reman
    Member
    from Florida

    My vote is for the clogged fuel line. make sure your external filters are good and screw the line out of the carb and see if you get any junk there. When I was a kid I drove a 39 Chev for a couple years. Carrying wrenches to break the line apart and blow it out was standard fare, lol. Ron
     
  9. NCKalex
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    NCKalex
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    from Fresno, CA

    the line pumpin into the carb seems fine, pumps in squirts. how far should the gas be shooting out?
     
  10. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
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    94hoghead
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    This sounds right to me.....
     
  11. jguff
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 134

    jguff
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    Might be sediment in the gas tank. When it settles it is ok. After getting stirred up by driving tends to clog the fuel line. Then settles out again. Had a problem like that in the 1950's with an old Buick.

    Jerome
     

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