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Author Topic:   engine running like a turd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted April 17, 2005 08:18 PM  
we have timed it from 4 to 32 and it still bogs down
Olds engine 350 rocket
started from TDC set w dial gun from 4 to 32 runs at idle and while timing -even timed it at several diff rpms but when we give it da juice she pops and shakes bad -please help opening nite this Fri,

this is my car that I drove last year and when I put it away for the winter it was running fine passed it on to a buddy and we just cant get it to run

racing is way too cool gave up golf for it

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 18, 2005 12:33 AM  
pull the plugs and see what they look like. when was last tune up?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 18, 2005 06:12 PM  
could be the fuel pump i have seen them go bad after a engine sits for a while.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted April 18, 2005 06:21 PM  
what about the gas? you said you put it up for the winter?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted April 18, 2005 08:29 PM  
Check to see if the accelerator pump is squirting gas when you open the throttle.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted April 19, 2005 10:35 PM  
try plugs and fuel , my dad say start it in the winter like you where driving it every day, have to love the engine all year long

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted April 22, 2005 08:15 AM  
thanks all the prob was a bad distributor
the mech. advance had a stuck spring we took em off and locked it up w/a total advance at 34 and it purrs like a lion now ty for the help

tonite is the debut of my class they put us on for the whole season
we r gonna kick some asphalt

racing is way too cool gave up golf for it

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