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TomG

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Engine Died
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:30:46 AM »
Hi, Can you point me in right direction?
I fired up my 65 fastback for a spin yesterday, took it for about 5 gals of fresh gas and headed out. Approx 6 miles down the road the engine stalled but readily restarted, afterwards it bucked occasionally and started running rough. I stopped for 20 mins, got back in and headed home. Car had no power and began to sputter and buck significantly, it backfired once also. I could only keep it running at a high rpm and then it finally died. I pulled over and tried to restart, it would but it would not respond to the gas pedal - kept stalling. Initially I was thinking this was spark related but as I write this I am wondering about possible bad gas. I used the car about 3 weeks ago with no problems and she started up fine in my garage when I started out. My points/condenser are new and carb was rebuilt about a year ago. The trip ended on a flatbed back to my garage. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks, Tom

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Re: Engine Died
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 08:41:17 AM »
It's possible that your distributor moved and the timing changed and I'd check that first.  If the timing is OK then change your fuel filter.

TomG

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Re: Engine Died
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 08:46:15 AM »
Thanks, I am getting very suspicious of the gas available lately. Do you think it is better to leave car with less fueling tank and put in fresh when using car, or storing with full tank?

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Re: Engine Died
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 08:48:39 AM »
Full tank is better.  If you don't drive it enough to use a full tank at least once a month add Stabil or some equivalent preservative in it.

TomG

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Re: Engine Died
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 08:52:48 AM »
Thank you!!

 

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