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I have a 1970 442. It idles fine in park, but when I put it into drive it wants to stall and does.
it has a manual choke on the dash
April 29, 2010
Hello my name is Chris. I have a 1973 dodge d100 with a 318 and I had this same problem a few months ago..... If yours is doing what mine was doing it will idle fine but when you put it in gear it wants to "bog down" and if you press the gas at all it dies...... my truck was out of time so I reset the timing and that stopped it. Try resetting the timing and see if that works. I hope this helps. Please let me know if it works. If it doesnt you might have to get the carbuerator rebuilt.
April 30, 2010
A vacuum leak will cause this problem also make sure your chock is opened.
May 11, 2010
If the other answers dont work. try haveing your coil tested as they have a tendentcy to short interally. will start and idle well but wont have enough KV to drive . hope this helps OLDSHOOL
May 18, 2010
Also check the RPM of the engine while it is in drive, check the dwell on the points.
Two very simple things ,and both could give you the same problem.
July 5, 2010