1971 Chevy Chevelle 71 Chevelle has no power

Tiny
71MALIBU
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Engine Performance problem
1971 Chevy Chevelle V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 0

Just installed a 350 crate motor and a TH350 trans with all the fluff, e.G.
headers, high rise intake, 750 edelbrock, 50K volt ignition etc. Engine will
rev up like it should to 6K rpms in park and neutral. But in gear it will not
go over 2K rpms - just bogs down and stalls out? Did check timing and
it advances with rpms. Any ideas?
thanks
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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Is the carb new?Sounds like the powervalve in the carb is stuck closed or damaged, did engine backfire on initial starup?
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 6:00 AM
Tiny
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You wrote aTH 350 correct? Did you get any good stuff done to the trans, like maybe a manual shift valve body? If so, you could be trying to get moving in high gear, instead of first gear. Some of the valve bodies had a reverse shift pattern, and that could mess you up. You could also have a torque convertor problem.
Mickey-d
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 11:43 PM

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