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79 jeep cj7 with 304 help

Old 09-11-2009, 10:37 AM
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does anyone on here know enough about older jeeps. i have a 79 with a 304 in it and it will start and idle and rev fine. but when i go to drive it will die on me after i turn the first corner and will have to let it sit for about 5 mins and then it might restart. has anyone had any experience or know anything that could cause this. ive heard i could replace the distributor with an hei disrtibutor and coil and it should fix it . any input will help. thanks
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:47 AM
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still have mechanical fuel pump on it or is it electric? checked fuel lines, checked the carb, are you still getting fuel to the engine?
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:04 AM
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its still got the mechanical i replaced that so its new. the few lines are the original i dont think anything is wrong with thos like i said it will rev up fine just sittin there. the carb i know needs to be tuned but i dont know how to get it exactly were i need it i dont have a vac gauge or a tach. it has to be getting fuel. thanks anyways
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:08 PM
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What kind of carb is on it? Have you checked the fuel filter? It doesn't take much gas to idle or rev sitting still. Under load going around a corner it may be starving for fuel. A partially blocked filter will provide enough fuel for idle and reving but can't feed the carb bowl under load.

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