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Engine turns over, will run @ high RPM, as RPM drop engine runs quiet and smooth until it seems to run out of gas. Engine will turn although w/increasing difficulty. Engine won't turn over. I've eliminated fuel delivery as the pump was replaced several weeks ago. New points and condenser were installed last week. I'm guessing electrical gremlins messing w/distributor or igntion coil. Suggestions? TIA
 

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Now your fuel pump is good...we know that....but if your jets and fuel floats are getting stuck and or clogged......your car will
have a hard time feeding the engine fuel (at high rpms your secondaries probably kick in or the vacuum of the engine over comes the poor fuel delivery enough to keep her running)

Have a "carb Kit" performed on your carb....

Also check all your ground wires and keep them clean.

Check your cap and rotor (a worn unit will cause hard starting and or poor idling.)

WHen you check it check your distributor for excessive play in the shaft....(just as a precaution)

Pull a plug....see what it looks like.....you should have a grey to light brown ash type soil on the plugs.....if grossly black with soot and or oily then we have a compression problem. (worn engine)

take your time and eliminate the possibilities one by one and get back to us.....

good luck!!!
R
 

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on second thought it does sound like a clogged and dirty carb....
fuel bowls are probably dirty as are the jets...
 

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check voltage output of the alternator. as you lose power, the engine runs slower. you may have enough power to crank, but not enought to run the ignition. I had the same problem on a late model 5.0 in a 65 stang. norm
 
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