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DirtFreak08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted July 17, 2002 04:52 PM
Hey guys, need some help. Just built a new engine and it runs fine. When I shift it into gear tho, it dies. If I shift, then gas it it will stay running but it won't idle in gear. Any help on how to fix this problem is greatly appreciated. I run a 350 motor, bored .060 with a big cam. Tranny is a stock 350 turbo and stock torque converter. Thanks

malibuchevy2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted July 17, 2002 11:45 PM
sound like you need a stall converter not much but a little bit

hesseracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted July 20, 2002 12:45 AM
freak, i built up my motor and went to a direct drive. i didnt want to use a stall converter. you might either have to run a stall converter, a direct drive, or a manual tranny. good luck

DirtFreak08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted July 21, 2002 09:28 PM
Thanks for the replys, I would like to run a direct drive tranny but they are illegal for my class, so are manuals, so I kinda have to go to a stall i guess.

crewcf
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted July 24, 2002 09:19 AM
sounds like a vacuum leak more info would help ,carb ign etc

dode
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 417
posted July 24, 2002 11:20 AM UIN: 13209501
What is your idle set at?

John

DirtFreak08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted July 24, 2002 10:32 PM
Well, I've had it idling as high as 2000 and it died real quick. We changed our distributor and idled it down to 1300. It took a little longer, but still died. The distributor is just stock out of a 350 or 400. I believe we do need a new vaccuum, so crewc, you be onto something. We run a 600 holley, quadrajet intake. Heads are stock 882's right now. Let me know if you need more info to help.

dode
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 417
posted July 25, 2002 10:51 AM UIN: 13209501
2000 is a high idle for a stock converter. I would try and idle it even a little lower than the 1300 even. By that point, you are still startig to engage the converter, and that's what causes it to die I think. We idle ours at around 900 rpm. Will yours idle that low, or does it die?

John

DirtFreak08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted July 26, 2002 11:11 AM
I had it idling at 2000 when we were running in the cam. We turned it down to 1300. We never had it down to 900, but it will idle fine in park at any rpm, But no matter where we set the idle it dies when it goes in gear. We changed the distributor and it takes a little longer to die but it still dies. The vacuum diaphram is bad and needs a new one. So I'm gonna change that. Plus I'm putting a 1500-1900 stall converter in it tonight and see what happens.

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