<VV> 1964 Corvair Monza 2-door coupe 95 hp automatic powerglide

Hugo Miller hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Fri Oct 4 15:31:48 EDT 2019

Coils and condensers can play up when they get hot. First thing I would 
try is run it with the gas cap off, to make sure there isn't a vacuum in 
the tank. Although I would expect that fault to take a while to manifest 

On 2019-10-04 19:25, Mike Dick via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I bought this car from a lady whose boyfriend tinkered with it but it
> barely ran. I replaced the gas tank, put the two rebuilt carbs on, 
> new
> plugs, points, distributor cap and wires, rotor, and changed the oil.
> I put some Union 76  fuel (91 octane) in it and she fired up and
> sounded good. Put the timing light on it and set the timing. Took it
> out for a spin and it sounded, and ran great....for about two miles.
> The motor starting sputtering, like it was starving for fuel, it
> backfired twice, and was cutting out real bad. I pulled over and
> checked the motor. Everything looked good, nothing unusual. I let it
> sit for about a half hour then restarted it and it fired right up and
> sounded good. Drove off and was okay for about a mile then started
> doing the same thing again. I got it home safely and parked it for a
> couple hours. I restarted it and let it idle in my driveway for about
> a half an hour and there was no issues with it. I'm reluctant to take
> it back out for another drive until I c
>  an figure out what is going on with it. I'm not much of a mechanic.
> I got this car because I'm a 62 year old guy that used to have one of
> these when I was a kid. My 16 year old grandson lives with me and he
> and I have been working on this thing together and I want him to have
> it when we get done with it. Could the distributor vacuum be causing
> this to happen? I didn't replace it but replaced the hose to the 
> right
> carb. Vapor lock? Trying to understand why the sputtering and 
> spitting
> only happens after the engine gets hot. Maybe electrical and not fuel
> related? Looking for direction as to what I need to look at. Maybe 
> the
> coil? I sure would appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you in
> advance. Mike Dick
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