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Old 04-25-2015, 08:36 PM
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I thought it might be fun to see if anyone can guess what the trouble was with my '66 Thunderbird. It took me the better part of a week and a half to figure it out (not good for my ego). Here's a little background: 1966 Thunderbird, 390 engine, new fuel pump, distributor, timing gears/chain, rebuilt carburetor, new plugs/wires. The car was running great until one day I started it up and it sputtered for two or three seconds and then died and wouldn't refire. The plugs were wet with gas. I would dry them out, reinstall them and the same thing would happen. Only one guess per person. Unfortunately there are no prizes; this is just for amusement and to make me feel dumber than I already feel.

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Old 04-25-2015, 09:11 PM
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Looks like I'm first and will guess a soggy or gas filled carb float.
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My guess loose nut behind wheel. Ha ha joke
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:16 PM
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That wasn't it but you and I think alike.

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Looks like I'm first and will guess a soggy or gas filled carb float.
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That's the way I feel. Or maybe it's just senility.

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I've had that happen more than once with different causes.....

on this one I'll guess.....

Forgot to tighten the distributor hold down bolt.

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You didn't set the position of the auto choke on the carby?
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That wasn't it but I like the way you are thinking outside the box.

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I've had that happen more than once with different causes.....

on this one I'll guess.....

Forgot to tighten the distributor hold down bolt.

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Choke jambed shut?
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That wasn't it but I spent lots of time fooling with it.

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