Double check your ignition timing and dwell. Make sure the advance is hooked up correctly.
What type of carb are you running? Anything lower than 300 cfm and it just won't give a 351 everything it needs to push that car around. I'm assuming you have something around the range of 500 to 650 cfm. Double check the tuning of the mixture adjustment screws. Check the position of the fast and low idle adjustment screws. Check for proper function of the choke.
Check for any vacuum leaks. Not only vac hoses, but such things as carb to manifold gasket, etc. A vacuum gauge will help you here. Also do a compression check just to make sure a head gasket hasn't been compromised.
From what you describe, I'm leaning towards a possible ignition related issue, or the carb is out of adjustment. I hope this helps.
Sunday, June 10th, 2007 AT 11:04 PM