1979 HOLDEN PREMIER 308 PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • 304vnholden
  • 1979 Holden Premier

Engine Mechanical problem
1979 Holden Premier V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

308 kingswood ute, fitted with a brand new holley street avenger 570, new plugs, leads, dizzy cap, problem starts and idles fine but when I accelerate it stalls so I pump it to keep it going, then when I run it under load it starts back firing out the exhaust, the timing is at 8 degrees tdc it has a electronic dizzy fitted there are no air leaks, does anyone have any brilliant ideas what might be wrong

Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 9:07 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

You will have to check that the float level is OK, there is no guarantee that it will be correct from the factory, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 11:31 PM
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There is no lack of fuel
float levels ok primers are working

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 5:16 AM
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I would go get the exhaust emissions check, make sure that it is not to lean, are the throttle pumps working?

Mark

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 5:24 AM

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