1962 Ford Falcon engine stalls

Tiny
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  • 1962 FORD FALCON
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89,000 MILES
The engine starts but stalls within 2 seconds. I have replaced the ignition switch, the spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, the coil, the spark plug and coil wires, the Pertronix distributor module, the carburetor, and the fuel pump and filter. What else is left?
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 11:41 AM

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Tiny
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Fuel delivery and compression check.
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the negative feedback, you gave more info to me in that whipping session than you gave in your post? The more info, including any changes to the BASE car the better, but THESE are the steps to troubleshoot, wether you think so or not. Did you install electronic ignition? If not, check the point, even new ones can be defective. Don't forget the gap. And check for power at the coil when it wont start + terminal. I dont know who rebuilt the engine, but if it backfires? Check the timing. Check firing order.
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 4:26 PM
Tiny
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You must not have seen my first post. I have replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires (and coil wire), the coil, the Pertronix Ignitor in the distributor along with the rotor and cap, the ignition switch, the starter solonoid, the voltage regulator, the fuel pump and fuel filter, and the carburetor. The problem is exactly the same; the engine starts immediately, if I floor the accelerator I can keep the engine running for perhaps two or three seconds, then the engine dies.
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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Did you set the carb up right? Sounds like fuel starvation. Turn mixture screws all the way in, then out 2 1/2 turns, start it and use a tachometer to set mixture for highest idle. Back in the 70's, I could go thru 3-4 rebuilts before I got a good one, not impossible that you have a dud carb.
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Sunday, October 17th, 2010 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
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I do not think the problem is the carburetor in that the change of carb made no difference. The carburetor I installed was a brand new Weber DGEV. It was a replacement for the existing Weber DGEV.

Let me add this information to see if it helps: earlier this summer, I noticed the engine would stall at an intersection or just about whenever it slowed to an idle. Then, I went on vacation and the car sat for about three weeks. When I returned, it would start but stall almost immediately.
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Sunday, October 17th, 2010 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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Have you pulled the tranny pan lately? If the filter slipped off the suction tube, it can cause this problem in Fords especially. Or the torque converter could be locked up.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 10:42 PM

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