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1976 chevy monte carlo 350cid 4bbl cal. model.engine stops within 1 mile.idles high and gets real hot within 5 to 10 minutes of idling.having a hard time trying to time the vaccuum leaks intake manifold gaskets also appears to have ''jumped'' timing as the mark on the harmonic balancer is well past top dead center and will not run at all (dies) when i try to set it at the coorect specs.Help please!!!

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Just a note to add the harmonic balancer tends to slip around giving you a false reading. i have had 3 of them on older cars that have done that. you may need to replace timing chain, and sprockets as well as the harmonic balancer.
As far as the over heating goes, i can only guess that maybe it is either the thermostat or the manifold work you had done sorry i couldnt be any more help

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You will need to re stab the distributor, and re-set timing to factory spec. if you have slop in your timing chain your timing marks may move around quite a bit as you watch it ....if it is getting hot check to make sure your new intake gaskets did not block off coolant flow to the cylinder heads, if wrong or improperly installed they can cause your issue...

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