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I have an 82 chevy camaro z28, 4 bbl carb with electric choke ,air / fuel mix. solenoid and fuel cut solenoid. it only starts when its cold , runs for about ten minutes then dies and wont start til motor cold? what the hell is wrong with it?

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Its your distributor, its whats known as a mechanical advance i know it sounds wierd that distributor has 2 two modes cold start wich is for however long choke is set for and idle, trust i had the same problem and i only met 1 person that had the right answer .

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