Engine Performance problem
1979 Dodge Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 30000 miles
The engine idles fine until I shift the transmission into gear. The engine dies unless I manage to maintain 1000 rpm or more. The following parts have been replaced: spark control module, spark plugs & wires, balast resistor, distributor, pcv valve, and carburetor. I removed the EGR valve and installed a new gasket and used a blanking plate in place of the valve--the engine still dies when put in gear. It is a 360 4 bbl. The torque converter stall speed is 1800 rpm (torqflite 727 tranny). The carburetor came from a 360 of the same vintage which was used in a vehicle thar plows snow and performs great. The ignition timing is set at 10 deg. Btdc. The dying started all of a sudden as if a switch had been actuated. Prior to that, the vehicle ran fine.
does anyone have a clue as to what else I can check?
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 9:36 PM