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55s
07-16-2007, 07:30 PM
I've been driving the 1958 Packard Hawk around lately. Decided to put it away for the night. Going down the road, it started to bog down and had less and less power until it finally quit. It would not restart. Distributor appeared OK. Carburetor is under airbox - couldn't see - fiddled wih linkage. Car still would not start.

I was only about half a mile from home, and reluctantly came back for a tow and tow rope.

Meantime, while I was away, my son got it running. Ran perfectly, and so I parked it in garage.

What would cause that? Stuck Carb flap or needle valve? OR?

Thank you for your suggestions.

StudeRich
07-16-2007, 07:36 PM
OR: clogged fuel filter in fuel pump or in line, clogged fuel pump valves, restricted pickup in tank or low fuel on hill?

Maybe even missing equalizer line from Supercharger to top side of fuel pump diaphragm or wrong fuel pump without upper fitting, usually only starves at high speed.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA