It looks like someone put vacuum lines on this engine incorrectly.
There are the two temp operated vacuum switches in the water
flange on top of the engine.
distributor vacuum advance (no retard)
valve cover vacuum
ports on intake (a bunch of them)
looking in the crappy chiltons manual, it shows the dist., with
a line coming off it, going to a T, then to the carb and to one of
the temp switches... this is definitely not the way it goes right
it goes dist-->temp switch. from temp switch it branches to two
ports on the carb.
I would like a good description of the vacuum system.
right now the EGR isn't hooked up. the breathers on the valve
covers aren't connected.
It will start, sounds pretty good. It dies about 2 seconds after
keeping it revved a bit... it won't stay lit.
I'll take a picture with my digital camera and post it on a website,
and repost here to see if anyone can help.
two barrel carb... pics are a thousand words so I'll stop typing
and start getting snapshots
any assistance is appreciated!