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My 1978 nova shuts of every stop sign, so i have to double feet it and break and acclerate to keep it running, is there any way i can stop that from happening, I put 200 dollars worth fixing the carb and still shuts off?

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The problem is the carb for sure ,the idle jet is blocked ,take carb off the engine and strip and clean ,whilst its stripped drop it into a bucket of weak caustic solution for a few hours ,yes i know its not in the haynes manual but it can and often does work wonders ,also check the CO2 when you do get running so its below 2 on the meter for the emmisions test

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Well if you have to hold the throttle down while stopping then you deffinitly have a problem in your carb, it is not getting enough gas at idle. there is an idle adjustment screw on most older cars like that. so you need to get it to idle and then adjust it out to idle smooth. you can poor all the money you want into parts for your carb, you still need to tune it to the engine you put it on. go see the person that assembled your carb and let them know that the job is not finished...

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