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    Engine bogs down in drive

    Hello, I have a 63 wagonaire equipped with a 289 auto that was taken out of a 64 cruiser. The engine runs and idles great but once it is shifted into drive it bogs down and runs rough.

    Any suggestions on what could cause this?

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    That leaves a large number of possibilities to be eliminated or sorted out.

    Torque Converter issue

    Transmission issue

    Low Fuel volume or pressure

    Weak spark, Coil or Dist. issues

    Vacuum Leak?

    Anyone got more?
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    I guess I should have posted this in tech talk. The car seems to have good vacuum. Shifts fine while driving. New plugs, wires, coil, and rebuild distributor. (Set up according to the manual.

    Also experiencing issues with the carb draining when the car is turned off. Will not restart without fuel being poured down the carb.

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    "Will not restart without fuel being poured down the carb."


    BIG clue...

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    How long after parking the car does the carb drain? You didn't specify. If it's shortly after I'd suspect the fuel pump. If it's after three or more days it's the fuel evaporating from the bowl which is common with today's fuels. Old car systems are not sealed like the modern fuel injected sealed systems. The fuels used in the old days contained lead which prevented fuel evaporation. Hope this helps. Best of luck.

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    Its draining within 30 minutes.

    As I mentioned before the engine is out of a 64 cruiser. Engine was rebuilt and I a 64. The car burnt. I am wondering if they used a stock cam or not.

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