1972 Chevy Chevelle Idle Problem

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1972 Chevy Chevelle V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic? Miles

I have a 72 Chevy 350 that runs great as long as I am accelerating. When idling in drive the car seems to miss, it rocks and eventually stalls. When the car is in park or nuetral it idles fine. I just replaced the carb, manifolds, valve covers, spark plugs, distributer cap and rotor, replaced points with electronic ignition. However it was doing this before I did all of that. The only thing I did not replace was spark plug wires and coil. Could it be this?
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 AT 5:35 PM

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Tiny
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There is a tester that will show if a plug is sparking. On a camaro I had did the same thing and found it was a plug wire. When you rev it up the voltage would spark the plug but when ideling it would short out. Also found that plugs act the same at times.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
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Have you checked the harmonic Balancer? Aside from the timing if the balancer is damaged you won't get accurate timing.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 AT 11:35 AM

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