About three months ago, my 86 dodge pickup with a 318, 4 barrel died and
would not start. Eventually I installed a points distributor and now it
will start, run and idle with an occasional hesitation. When I try to
drive it, it will go for a few seconds and then want to die. I have to
give it a lot of gas to prevent this from happening and then it will go
again for a few seconds and then it repeats. It is almost as if it is
driving down the road bucking but not quite that bad.
My first question is if it has something to do with the new
distributor, if possibly it is just not compatible or I didn't know
something that I needed to when installing it.
In the past 6 months, the following have been replaced: Battery, coil, all
grounds, distributor, fuel pump, fuel filter, carb, plugs, wires, cap,
rotor, and computer. I have checked out the fuel lines for leaks and loose
air hoses but found nothing out of place. Also, the motor has been timed
well (it will sit and idle very nicely for a couple minutes before a quick
I think that something is bogging the motor down (getting a bad air/gas
mix) every few seconds and it is barley noticeable when idyling but
significantly increases when giving gas and trying to go down the road.
I am going crazy and really need this truck to work. I think that this is
probably a relatively simple, stupid little problem that i am overlooking
and I need some advice please.