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1966 chevy stalls at idle

I just purchased a 1966 Chevy Bel Air for with a "straight 6" v6 engine. The car has 78,000 original miles on it. The car runs without an issue giving it some gas, but as soon as it's idle for over 7 to 10 seconds it stalls out. If I do a "cold start" it will run for about 1-5 minutes before stalling out.Does anyone have any ideas on what could cause this? The guy I purchased it from said that he just had a new carburetor put on. Could it be that it's not adjusted properly?

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  • chris_server Jun 23, 2009

    Thank you both for your quick replies! Thanks for clearing up the straight 6 and v6 with me. I'll look into what could be causing the issues based upon your suggestions.

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Yes, you may need to adjust the idle air screw. Check timing and the points dwell. Check the distributor shaft for side to side play as that will affect the dwell on the points.

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A "straight 6" is NOT a "V6"...whatcha really got?
There couldn't be a more simple car in the world to work on...If you have experience with carbs got ahead and check her out...unfortunately, if you DON'T...just take it to an OLD mechanic, not some kid, and have em look at it...Couldn't be more than $25 and WATCH HIM as he''s doing it.
My hunch is it's the choke assmbly.
Good Luck...you have the BEST engine in the world!!

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