'62 Wont Stay On... - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Angry '62 Wont Stay On...

Last night I was feeling the urge to get a Sweet Tea.. I jumped in the ride... turn the key and gave the car a little gas... No start up. after 5-6 tries.. The car started and it sounded like it was running out of gas. Once I let off the gas after warming it up... She died a few seconds later.

Late and not in the mood for this.. I waited till today to try again. She started right up this time... But died a less than a minute later. If I apply the gas to the car... It will maintain itself and act normal. When I release the gas pedal, the car slowly dies. After further inspection I noticed there was a small amount of gas coming out of the carb from the driver's side...

What does you guy's think I should do/try. If you need anymore pix in helping me out please let me know... Took them with phone so I know they're not the best...

1st pic - current setup for reference
2nd pic - leak

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 02:58 AM
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Odd that no one has reponded yet.
I had a Holley that leaked like that and drove it for years so I don't think that is related to your problem although it is fuel related. I would start with the easiest and look at the fuel filter/air filter/choke setting. Then I would check fuel pump and carb.
The carb may have trash stuck in the metering plate/float bowls etc... Also don't rule out that you might have some bad gas in there too.
That leak is comming from the throttle plate shaft. The bushings are worn and it does cause a vaccume leak but I don't think it enough to stall you out, at least in my case it did'nt.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok... I will try those first John. No matter what I will swap our the fuel filter, air filterm and fuel pump on Sunday. As far as choke setting... How do I mess with that?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE:

It was a cheap fix... Just rebuilt the carb and it was good... Found multiple leak points that screwed with things...
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