Re: Galaxie does not like to start multiple times
Next time remove the screws and air cleaner stud from the top of your autolite carburetor, slide said top to the side and look in the float bowl. If it is empty you have a carburetor problem. gas should be 1" from the top .
Next time it quits feel your coil, if it is smoking hot you have a wiring problem. You also might try retarding your timing, if has too much the starter is not strong enough to turn it over.
Could also be your choke plate is stuck closed - which works fine when the engine is cold but not so much after. Take off the air cleaner and check for yourself the choke is open when hot. While the air cleaner is off, pump the accelerator rod and make sure it makes gas squirt into the carb throat.
Next time you can't start it, try just pumping the sh*t out of it. That can make up for heat soak.
Could also be a non-venting gas tank building up a vacuum in there, and each time you turn off the car, it sucks fuel back into the tank.
Just some possible causes to check out before you spend time and treasure on the problem.
Putts drives a 1965 customized Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 electric choke on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.
Last edited by puttster; 02-18-2014 at 02:01 PM.