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It is a 5 speed

When I start it up in the morning it idles great. but try to go somewhere and it doesn't want to go.

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  • domcharvet Dec 18, 2008

    Sorry I did not get back sooner.
    It is not my cad Converter. But there is something on my carburetor that is clicking when I drive and also when I shut off the engine for about 5 seconds, some kind of fuel module or switch.
    Idles fine when I give it gas down the road it hesitates and then knocks and sometimes backfires. Its as though I am not getting enough fuel.

  • domcharvet Dec 19, 2008

    This is a Carb and it has been cleaned and adjusted. when it is lugged at all it has no power and even backfires. the timing has been set and even when using high rpms the when the throttle is pushedfrom a steady run to more gas the engine hesitates and then takes off. then the more throttle given the more the engine slows down and acts like it is starving for gas.

  • domcharvet Dec 20, 2008

    Everything is fine there, New distributor and module. timed and set to correct settings. the cad converter is clear.

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca May 11, 2010

    what is it doing is moving or is it sluggish you might need a clutch



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Does it feel like it si losing power? check your cat converter. it may be clogged up

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    Ricardo Loranca Dec 19, 2008

    when was the last time you tuned it. is it fuel injected or carberated? on a fuel injected car the intake get pretty dirty by the butterfly. with the car running you can spray some carb cleaner in there and clean it up pretty good. youll notice a lot of smoke coming out your exhast but it will go away . also sometimes the mas air flow senssor gets dirty and you can clean this but you have to buy a special spray for this. What year and tyupe of car is thsis?

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca Dec 19, 2008

    is this a rebuilt motor. if the dist was renistalled you might have installed on the exhaust side . in other words the #1 cylinder has to be TDC on the intake . it sounds to me like a timing issue the rotor in the distributor must point to the number 1 cylinder on the intake at TDC. also check your firing order

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca Dec 20, 2008

    what type of carb is it 2bbl or 4bbl 650 or street demon or quadrajet. naybe the carb is not set right . depending on the carb the air fuel mixture might be off. if its a performance carb the metering might need to be adjusted. you can go on you tube and type in carb adjustment and vedeos will come upthat show you how to adjust the carb



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