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1969Stang
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Posts: 17
From: Mass
Registered: Jun 2004

posted 07-06-2004 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1969Stang        Reply w/Quote
Greetings all,

I have a 69 stang with a 302 and man. trans. Working on a restore as we speak. It dies when I start it up in the morning or after I let it sit for a while. I have to keep the acc. pedal depressed to about 2k on the rpm to keep it from dieing. After about a minute or so it's fine. Could it be an issue with the plugs or the choke? A bit dumbfounded. Would appreciate any help. Thanks all.

Allen

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 07-06-2004 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
It could be a few different things, I'd start by checking out the choke, then looking for vacuum leaks.

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grourown420
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posted 07-07-2004 02:25 AM              Reply w/Quote
My 2bbl does almost the same thing, but if I run with the choke half closed, it seems to run best. I got a brand new Edelbrock 600 and RPM Intake just waiting to go in. Want to go with the next step up with the cam and other goodies. Also want to do the double roller chain and timing gears. Sorry, got lost in the moment, but mine is the choke.
William

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I'm running with what I got till I break it, then I'll ask lots of questions.
68 Coupe #162531
Stock 289 2bbl with Thorley's
C4
2:79 Gears
225/60 Eagle GT II's on 15" ASTRO's
If ya aint havin' fun doin' it, ya aint doin' it right.

1969Stang
Journeyman

Posts: 17
From: Mass
Registered: Jun 2004

posted 07-08-2004 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1969Stang        Reply w/Quote
Thanks SteveL and grourown,

I'll look into it. Although, I will be installing some engine go fast goodie. I'll be putting in a inta. man, 4 bbl carb, some headers and a perf. cam. So, should I monkey with the choke? What do you think?

grourown420
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posted 07-08-2004 02:41 AM              Reply w/Quote
I've just got in the habit of setting it closed all the time now. Seems to start and run OK as long as I do. I still gotta dial in my timing a little better also, and it will run better. Matter of fact, there is a cable for the choke mounted in the dash, but I've yet to chase it down to where it ends up. It's not near the choke anywhere I can see, but like I said... Anyway, you might give that a try, or just set it everytime manually.

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I'm running with what I got till I break it, then I'll ask lots of questions.
68 Coupe #162531
Stock 289 2bbl with Thorley's
C4
2:79 Gears
225/60 Eagle GT II's on 15" ASTRO's
If ya aint havin' fun doin' it, ya aint doin' it right.

grourown420
unregistered
posted 07-08-2004 03:02 AM              Reply w/Quote
Sorry, pay no attention to the [email protected]$$, there is no dial, the KNOB is for my vent(s). You might, since it is a manual choke, run a cable to it so you can set it manually. That will get you thru till you do the swap.
William

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I'm running with what I got till I break it, then I'll ask lots of questions.
68 Coupe #162531
Stock 289 2bbl with Thorley's
C4
2:79 Gears
225/60 Eagle GT II's on 15" ASTRO's
If ya aint havin' fun doin' it, ya aint doin' it right.

[This message has been edited by grourown420 (edited 07-08-2004).]

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