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post #1 of 4 Old 12-16-2003, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Angry CJ -360 problems

Hey Guys...newbee here... I just bought a 78 CJ7, 4in suspension lift, 3 in body, 35 in BFG Mud terrrains, and an AMC 360 with side exhaust. I love the jeep, but I can't get it running right. I have worked on cars all my life, but this one is kicking my butt. I have set the timing 8 degrees advanced, I have rebuilt the holley 600 vac sec. and I have replace the cap, rotor, plugs and wires, but It still won't run right. It smells like raw gas coming out of the exhaust. I have adjusted the carb, but with little to no effect. I have headers on it and had an exhaust leak about a month ago, but I fixed it. Any ideas?????? thanks in advanced.

Also I am looking for several used parts. If you have anything to sell or know where I can post a classified, please let me know.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-16-2003, 02:55 PM
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Insure the firing order is correct. Stuck or mis-adjusted float, missing or bad power valve,missing jet(s),wrong gasket(s),mis-adjusted choke,excessive fuel pump pressure. Try swaping carbs to see if the problem goes away.
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First thing I'd try a different carb........

1979 CJ7 (YJ tub) full cage, Currie 9inch rear with Warn full float kit, detroit locker, 456 gears both ends, Lockrite in front, T 18 trans, 360, 040 over, Isky cam, 2 into 1 Flowmaster exhaust

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-22-2003, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash&Burn
First thing I'd try a different carb........
i'm curious, what type of ignition system do you have on there? i put an HEI unit on my 360 and couldn't be happier... this was after i had the prestolite ignition previously, this is a notoriously bad unit. good luck with it.
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