Originally Posted by AsphaultSailor
Ok....so...here's the deal. Got the carb back together, turned up the idle..The tach doesn't work...all my dash instruments are dead. Idles kinda high, but it runs pretty good in park. Put it in gear, though and it dies right away. wtf...What's up with that? Any tranny problems should result in just not going anywhere or noise...not just killing the engine. So...I have 4 questions. 1. How do I get my dash instruments to work? No auto parts stores sell a cable...so how does that work? 2. Any ideas on the trans? 3. The electric choke...The vacuum line hooks up to the little plunger that's supposed to engage/disengage the choke, I guess....full plung or not, doesn't change the angle of the choke....so...what's up with that? And, 4. On the forward end of the throttle linkage, there's a little solenoid that the wire is cut to. Where should that wire go, and should that solenoid be activated? 'Cause even at full-close, it doesn't touch it. Anyone with help would be great! Thanks!!
Sounds like you need a new Carb. I still say get an Edelbrock intake and carb.
Can't help on the Dash instruments over the net.
You can get a universal cable at Advance or Autozone if I am not misstaken.
On the Choke see new carb line
The actuator on the throttle linkage is the idle up for the A/C.