Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rochester 2bbl, et al
Just had some electrical trouble with my 1962 Impala ( just solved!!!!) which is in a separate post in the Electrical section, but had some problems with the carb as well ( I thinks its the carb)
Its been a few years since I had run the car, went to the procedure, started the car,etc, all was fine ( besides the starting problem)
Drove the car around a bit would say about 200 yard back and forth several times.
Had noticed some fuel seeping thru the carb, no biggie.
Later that day we would put the car in drive and it would stall, right away, put it in reverse and it would stall, but in park or neutral at idle it would run fine.
Left it as it was, went back the next day and same thing.
Took the carb off, replaced gaskets and put it back on the car, noticed something funky with the idle/choke,etc..
Theres a rod at the bottom of the throttle that goes back in the firewall, that rod seemed to be in a position that held the idle ( the swivel snapped while removing the carb)
Again, the car did the same and now it was very hard to start, ( when I removed the car I tried not to mess with the settings)
I sprayed carb cleaner into the vacuums and all around with no changes at all
Also set the idle higher which seemed to improve (almost to how it was) but in drive.
If put in reverse the car hessitates and I have to kinda rev it so it will go backwards..( at least its not dying now)
Sorry for the long post but I want to be as specific as possible..
Any help?? Clues, knowledge...(all welcome)
Thanks in advance..
PS: I have not checked the plugs yet for coloration.
Last edited by Elchopperfreak; 10-06-2012 at 12:24 AM.