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Post by New 67 owner on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:39 pm

My 1500 single port won't idle if you close the choke a little it will idle I've cleaned the carb changed the mount gasket set the timing new cap rotor almost new plugs points and condenser I'm at a loss
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Re: Won't idle

Post by vw57drvr on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:43 pm

Sounds like intake leak. Have you sprayed carb cleaner around the gaskets?
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Re: Won't idle

Post by New 67 owner on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:45 pm

I did so I changed the gasket from carb to intake
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Re: Won't idle

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:40 pm

Is this a new issue or has it done it for a while? All the vacuum ports plugged? What carb?

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Re: Won't idle

Post by New 67 owner on Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:49 pm

It started last week the ports are plugged and its a solex 30/31 pict carb
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:23 am

Did the car idle fine before? Did you blow out both pilot jets on the passenger side of the carb? Make sure the tips are clean. Possibly use a single strange of wire to clean it out along with carb cleaner and/or air.

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Post by 60andslow on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:55 am

did you mess with the adjustment screw on the arm that goes to the butterfly?
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Post by pwmcguire on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Did the car idle fine before?  Did you blow out both pilot jets on the passenger side of the carb?  Make sure the tips are clean.  Possibly use a single strange of wire to clean it out along with carb cleaner and/or air.

If it just started, out of the blue, then this is your best bet.
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Re: Won't idle

Post by New 67 owner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:53 am

I've tried all those tips so far
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Post by vw57drvr on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:01 am

Ok, other than the idle, does the car rev smoothly? Does it idle high for a few seconds then die? Maybe the choke has not been coming all the way off till now? Can you do a video?
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Post by New 67 owner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:40 am

It revs fine runs good but when you stop it's like you shut the key off it just dies
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Post by vw57drvr on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:52 am

Does it have an electric idle solenoid? Have you checked it?
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Re: Won't idle

Post by fluxcap on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:07 am

yeah, if it's just cutting off instantly when you let the gas up, I'd check that solenoid.  It's the cylinder thing on the driver's side, and it should have a wire connected to it.

Turn the key to on, but don't crank it.  Remove the wire from the solenoid, and then put the wire back on.  Each time you remove/install wire, you should hear the solenoid click.  If you don't hear it click, it's not working. Remember to cut the key off when you are done testing!!!

Pic from the internet that shows what you are looking for. This is 30 carb, but yours will look similar.  You're looking for what is labeled as the idle cutoff valve.

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Post by New 67 owner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:27 am

It does click is it normal for it to keep clicking when the key is on. Another guy told me to cut the plunger off it that could be the problem just not sure if I want to go cutting stuff off
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Post by fluxcap on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:37 am

No, not normal for it to keep clicking. Should just click once each time key is turned on or off. I had one that went bad and cut the plunger off and drove it for months until I got a new one.  If yours keeps clicking, it isn't working correctly.  I'd cut the plunger and start shopping for a new one.

If you do cut the plunger off, your car may spit and sputter for a second or two after you cut the key off, but other than that, it will operate normally.

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Re: Won't idle

Post by New 67 owner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:10 pm

It was the solenoid I cut the plunger off and it idled with out shutting off hopefully this is it
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:29 pm

Good deal!

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