WONT STAY RUNNING

Tiny
CHARLES
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  • 1976 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
1976 MUSTANG II 2.8L NEW CARB, FUEL PUMP AND VACUM LINES.
CAR STARTS RUNS FOR 30 SECONTS AND DIES.?
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 6:48 PM

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DOCFIXIT
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When it dies check for spark if none suspect Ignition Module
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 7:12 PM
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CJ MEDEVAC
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Maybe idle circuit on carb has not been properly adjusted, and you are running on the fuel provided by the accelerator pump, till it runs out. To find out if its the carb. Do the following: HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER HANDY, ALONG WITH A LARGE WET TOWEL (THROW IT OVER THE CARB IF YOU HAVE TO, TO SNUFF OUT A MINOR CARB FIRE, IF IT HAPPENS (throw wet towel over it 1st, if it gets a little out of hand, use the extinguisher). BEFORE YOU SATURATE EVERYTHING WITH THE EXTINGUISHER UNNECESSARILY) DO NOT DO THIS INSIDE A BUILDING OR CLOSE TO OTHER CARS. YOU PROBABLY WILL HAVE NO PROBLEMS, JUST BE READY! WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS PUT A FEW OUNCES OF GAS IN A SPRAY BOTTLE OR USE STARTER FLUID (SPRAY CAN) Crank it up, when it begins to die out, Shoot a bit of fuel in the carb---if you can make it "want to run longer", or it definitely shows signs of not dying out as it was doingYou probably have a Fuel Problem, not a Spark Problem---Sorta would like to know what led up to all of the parts changing you have done--what it did--Did it run as you changed stuff--what had you installed when it quit---has it been running when the carb was installed and tweaked for efficiency?Docfixit or I can help better if you will answer back in detail--We will "hold your hand" throughout the deal (talk you through almost any repair, if need-be), if you will keep us informed and perform testing correctly--Need Your Answers--The Mediic
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 6:11 AM

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