1976 Other Chevrolet Models help me.

Tiny
DEATHMATE999
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  • 1976 CHEVROLET
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
I own a 1976 el camino. It run great but when I have put it in gear it dies. I rev it up to as fast I could then in gear and got it to run 1/8 mile. But it would not go faster than 30mph. And it one happen once I could never do it again.
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Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 12:53 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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When was it last tune-up?

Start by checking the ignition timing and test for exhaust restriction and check fuel pressure.
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Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 4:54 AM
Tiny
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The ignition timing and the exhaust restriction is good nothing is wrong with it. How do I check fuel pressure? Because one of my friend to me it may be a vaccum leak but I cant find how to check for the vaccum leak.
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Monday, January 14th, 2008 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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What type of fuel system do you have Carb or EFI? You need a fuel pressure gauge to test the pressure.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 AT 4:09 AM
Tiny
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I have a carb system 2bbl
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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 11:41 AM
Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Check your fuel filter, its located in the carb. Where the fuel line goes to carb, remove fuel line then remove the 1 inch block that goes into carb. That is where your fuel filter is located. Hope this helps. Feedback is appreciated.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
KAYLA BALL
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Im afraid I dont have an answer for you but I do have a question.I just purchased an el camino. Though I am not sure what year I do believe it is an 81. Are they reliable cars? I do not wish to use it on a daily basis. Mainly for short 'a to b' trips and such. After I purchased the car I was told it wouldnt pass emissions and by others that all I bought were problems. Did I make a mistake? Or are you happy with yours?
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Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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I have 2 el camino 76 that I use for farm work and I have a 69 ss el camino that I use to races. It will pass emissions but it is a older that 25 years u dont have to pass emission all u have to do is make sure it lights and saftey of the car work emission. But I love my el camino and very happy.
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Friday, February 15th, 2008 AT 6:44 PM

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