Hi, I need some help. I have a 1973 350 Chevrolet engine which had an old Edelbrock four barrel carburetor that hesitated and backfired a lot. I found a rebuilt 1973 Rodchester Quadra-jet for a good price, so I swapped out carburetors. The Q-jet starts her and idles her smooth and strong, but the second I try to put it into gear she kills, even when allowed to fully warm up. The other carburetor would let it run in gear once warm. Plus, I get a double whammy when she dies hot. Hedder heat retards my starter even with a shield wrap. Then it wont start until she is cool again. There are no idiot lights and I cannot scan for check engine codes because this engine was dropped into a 1982 El Camino and I do not think any of that was set up. Any suggestions to make run in gear would be greatly appreciated. She is what gets me to work and back daily-(was).
Thanks in advance, Tom
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 AT 1:22 AM