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I have a 1981 ramcharger 318 4 barrel edelbrock carb. it starts fine, drives well for about 15 min but dies. dies quicker when 4 barrels kick in. about 2 min after dying it will start up fine and do it all over again. i'll then let it run in park for about 10 min and it'll slowly die on it's own. when i'm driving and floor it, it makes a weird rattely noise. i have changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, cleaned out carb thoroughly, new distributor, cap, wires, plugs, coil, ballast resistor, and spark control module.

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Those rattly noises are detonations,  caused by a very lean mixture. All the other symptoms indicate that the fuel flow to the carb is too low. Since you have replaced the pump and the filter, the only other things left to check are the lines and the tank sump. Or you could install a much larger pump.

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