Stalls out while going uphill.

Tiny
TREFMAWR
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  • 1984 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • 263,316 MILES
Starts and runs like a champ otherwise, but when going uphill, just stalls right out. If I throw it into neutral before it stalls, I can rev it and it doesn't stall, but if I try to put it back into drive, it stalls. When I'm on flat ground, there is no problem. It has a recently rebuilt carb, new fuel filter, new fuel pump, coolant level is fine, and completed a 2000km trip across Canada a month ago without issue.

Any ideas?

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011 AT 1:42 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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I would have the cat converter checked, it sounds like it is clogged.
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Sunday, September 25th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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JUST ASSUMING IT IS A FUEL PROBLEM

MAYBE YOUR FLOAT IS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, OR NOT ADJUSTED TO THE CORRECT HEIGHT.

OR MAYBE ANOTHER INTERNAL ADJUSTMENT, SUCH AS THE METERING RODS

WAY BACK IN '83, I PULLED MY JEEP CARB, AND LET THE "PROS" REBUILD IT, WHEN I WAS ON LEAVE. IT DONE GOOD FOR A FEW DAYS, AND THEN IT WOULD SORTA DROWN OUT WHEN I STOPPED. GOING DOWN THE ROAD WAS JUST FINE.

OF COURSE IT ACTED UP, ONCE I RETURNED TO SAVANNAH GA; WHERE I WAS STATIONED. UNABLE TO LET THE "PROS", CHECK IT OUT

AFTER ADJUSTING WITH NO GOOD RESULTS, AND PARTIAL DIS-ASSEMBLY, I SORTA LUCKED INTO FINDING THAT THEY LEFT OT THE PIN THAT THE FLOATS PIVOT ON. INSTEAD OF "SEE-SAWING" ON THE PIVOT TO CLOSE OFF THE NEEDLE, IN THE SEAT. IT WOULD KINDA FLOP AROUND, AND REMAIN PARTIALLY OPEN, WITH TOO MUCH FUEL POURING IN, WHEN DEMAND WAS LOW. AS FAR AS, DRIVING, I WAS USING UP THE ACCESS FUEL, THAT WAS SQUEEZING THRU.

EVEN THOUGH IT COULD NOT FULLY CLOSE OFF, IT WAS SOMEWHAT CONTROLLED BY "SOME" FLOAT ACTION.

AT THE TIME, I COULD NOT FIND A NEW PIVOT. SINCE IT WAS JUST A STRAIGHT "BAR", MAYBE AN INCH LONG, AND ABOUT AN EIGHTH OF AN INCH IN DIAMETER. I WAS ABLE TO FIELD EXPEDIENTLY USE A GIANT PAPERCLIP, FROM AN OFFICE SUPPLY STORE, TO MAKE A NEW PIVOT

JUST SOME THOUGHTS, IF CARB BUILDING IS NOT A COMMON THING YOU DO, RECHECK WHAT YOU CAN, A BUDDY MIGHT DETECT SOMETHING THAT YOU DIDN'T.

THE MEDIC
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Sunday, September 25th, 2011 AT 2:24 AM

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