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So here's one for you masters of falcons. This is a 200 I6 all stock. Car has been dying on me if I pull into a drive way with a dip or bump...aka gas stations in and out burger. Seems if the front end gets a little gosseled during this process, usually with foot off gas and braking a little, it dies. Does this both cold and after driven for a while. Thought it might be fuel related? But doesn't seem to have any vaccume leaks, and fuel lines look fairly new. Has never died any other way besides pulling into a store or something. Suggestions? Electrical?
 

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What it sounds like to me also, is fuel related, but you need to check float level first and foremost... if its to high the slosh will flood engine, to low and it leans/starves for fuel...
 

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It doesn't sputter or anything just dies, and starts right back up. I havnt taken a carburetor apart since high school! Any good YouTube videos for this type of small carb that you know of?
 

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There are a couple dozen different carbs for these I6 motors. Need to know which one you got before you can start making adjustments.

I can tell you though, the float is a string candidate. I had one set too high and it was dumping fuel out of the vent tube and straight into the mouth of the carb. Happened every time I made a right turn.
 

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I agree with the rest. It's fuel related and first thing to look at is your carburetor. Take pictures, list the spec of your components, and post them asap.
 

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I'll shoot a picture and post tomorrow. Wouldn't it be an autolite 1100? I found a video and soooooo many parts. I'm afraid if I have a mechanic adjust the carb float that it could screw with something else. Car runs pretty solid except for that stalling, but would be stoked to eliminate that, I just slow waaay down before pulling in. Looked online and looks like people send them in to be rebuilt for like $200-250 bucks! Like this place


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So afraid of constant carb tinkering...didn't know the car had this issue till I got it home driving it everyday. Would there be any other symptoms of the float not being correct?
 

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If it is an automatic trans- dash-pot.
 

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I can kill my engine by braking very hard. I have been told is because the old carbs have floats and when you break, the floats go towards the front. You may try adjusting your float level on your carb. Best left to someone who knows what they are doing on adjusting carbs as mis adjustments could cause your car to run even worse.
 

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This Dashpot you speak of, does my carb have one? It is an automatic. Do you add one?...the sentence "Dashpod helps" doesn't "help" me! Haha
You are dealing with a major rookie!
 

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That's a manual choke 1100 and there is no dashpot there.

You can bump up your timing to about 7 or 8*, then increase your idle a hundred or so rpms, which might help.

This is a dashpot. The throttle hits it when you let off, it stops against this spring backed pin and slowly drops to normal idle speed.

I don't like them and tune my cars to not need them.



By the way, what is the casting date and number on your head?
 

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So the accelerator arm plastic piece is broken on this carb. No wonder acceleration isn't so great! Think I'm just gonna suck it up and put new 1100 carb in it. Solve float issue at same time. What's my best bet for getting a good one? Looks like new autolite 1100 is $300 bucks. Thanks for all your guys help u have been awesome
 

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You just can't use a factory air cleaner with one cause they're too tall.
Yeah you WOULD be one of those guys...... ;)
Restorer extrodinaire (sp) and when it comes to YOURS not so much....:rolleyes:
 

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I'll shoot a picture and post tomorrow. Wouldn't it be an autolite 1100? I found a video and soooooo many parts. I'm afraid if I have a mechanic adjust the carb float that it could screw with something else. Car runs pretty solid except for that stalling, but would be stoked to eliminate that, I just slow waaay down before pulling in. Looked online and looks like people send them in to be rebuilt for like $200-250 bucks! Like this place


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So afraid of constant carb tinkering...didn't know the car had this issue till I got it home driving it everyday. Would there be any other symptoms of the float not being correct?

That place USED to be a very good carb shop, BUT the original owner passed and the family then sold the business. Am not for sure if the new owners (big conglomerate) has left things alone or has kept name and changed procedures/people or not.Maybe able to get help by calling them and asking direct and pointed questions, then make your decision...


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i called inline classics they said 3-6 weeks for a Autolite 1100 and $325!!
i really want to keep it fairly stock, just a cruiser. i went to autozone and they said they could order one for $151.99 and the core was $55.00 part number C800A...is this the right carb? if anyone can provide a link where to buy the right one i will buy it today!! thanks guys
Anyone ever work with these guys?
http://www.championcarburetor.com/6...acturedbrfor-passenger-cars-only-p-10571.html
 

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That ebay seller is on crack...... Have never heard of VAPEX from ANYWHERE/FORUM. Then the 50 buck core refunded on the return of core yada yada.

Plus thats an auto choke model. Didnt chase down the A-Z one but if I remeber correctly they use Champion carbs from the other post/link. They can tell ya what rebuilder they are using or should be able to.

20-25 bux for a kit, 15 for a can or two of spray carb cleaner, and save some bux, even if you buy a new float yer at less than 50 bux and an afternoon.....

They really arent rocket science nor voodoo witchcraft...

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Just talked for like a half hour to JD at champion carbs/ champion mustang...guy was awesome! I told him the stall issue and he confirmed that its that broken plastic Dashpot lever, not the float. Basically for $25 bucks he said super easy to put on, don't have to even take carb off. So going to give that a shot. He looked at the picture I posted and knew exactly what was up. Worst case scenario send him the carb they totally rebuild/clean it for $299 bucks. He said from the picture I'm also missing a vent valve rod, but said its mainly a safety feature that prevent gas from dumping onto the engine if the carb clogs from dirty gas. Hope this works!
 
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