Hi guys. I was going to mention the automatic shutdown too. That is REAL important in the event of a crash that ruptures a fuel line. Lawyers and insurance investigators love to find modifications like that.
You might consider a collapsing fuel pickup strainer in the gas tank. The symptoms are exactly as you described except when it happened to me on two different cars, I could always make it from 5 to 15 miles before the problem started acting up. Rather than dropping the tank, remove the gas cap, disconnect the line coming into the fuel pump, and blast it with compressed air. That will shove the screen off the pickup tube. You can install a Chrysler inline filter if your car has a sintered metal filter in the carburetor. The Chrysler filter will typically last the life of the car.
Monday, May 9th, 2011 AT 6:21 PM