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1979 F250 460 Dying suddenly, choke stuck?

I have a 1979 F250 460 with 93,000 km on it. When I got the truck last year I put new plugs,wires and distributor in it.
I was driving down the hiway at aprox 60kil/hr when the truck just died in the middle of the road, it started again after cranking over a couple times, it then did it once more and then didn't do it any more. This year I got the Holly carb replaced with a slightly used Edelbrock also got the timing checked and the truck seemed to be running topnotch.
Yesterday the truck did the same thing, it ran great early in the day and then quit on me again this time it quit a few times and the last time it would not start, a passerby told me the choke was stuck, he wiggled the butterfy valve and the truck started but ran really poorly(not on all cylinders). This morning the truck started and ran great.
Any thoughts as to what is going on would be greatly appriciated.
Could this be a choke causing the truck to die? Also the other thing is that every time it has acted up it has sat all day in the heat while I am working.
Thank you so much

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  • sarahlou590 Jun 18, 2009

    Thank you so much.

    Is the control module the same as the ignition module and is the ignition coil seperate ?



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Change the ignition coil.

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There is a control module on inner fender well under hood,natorious for causing this type problem,ussualy on drivers side.

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