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    Posted: Nov/13/2017 at 7:50am
HELP!!!   I have a 1959 Rambler Super with a six cylinder engine and automatic transmission. I runs and idles fine but when I put it into drive or reverse it stalls out. The revs seem to be high enough when I try to engage the trans. What is going on? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Look down the throat of the carb and see if gas is spilling over from excessively high float (video with sound can work if you can’t tell) aside from that the valves may be too tight or a vacuum leak. Have you tried pulling the driveshaft and sticking it in gear? If it still stalls, then a transmission problem is suggested likely.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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did you find out what was causing your car to stall?
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I advanced the timing a bit and messed with the carb. and it seems OK for now. Thanks for asking.
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I have a 65 rambler american as soon as I shift into forward or reverse the car dies its very frustrating
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You may want to adjust the modulator on the trans. Mine did that and a turn or 2 corrected it.
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Originally posted by jimmy joe jimmy joe wrote:

I have a 65 rambler american as soon as I shift into forward or reverse the car dies its very frustrating

I recommend you check your timing and the idle mixture both hot and cold.  In other words, make sure the choke plate is adjusted properly at the cold setting and then with the engine warms up fully, make sure the choke plate is vertical or nearly so.  Check your base timing with the engine at normal hot idle about 600 rpm or so and the distributor vacuum hose disconnected at the distributor and plugged.  When that is done, make sure the idle mixture is properly set.  Also, check for vacuum leaks.   Low power and poor response to throttle advance are classic signs of a lean mixture or improper timing.  The service manual has all the proper instructions for setting the mixture and timing.  Joe 
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that's not a lot of information; but unless something unmentioned that is truly odd is going on, generally that sounds like a top to bottom tuneup is needed. carburetor and ignition work together (or fight each other, lol) especially at idle/low speeds.


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thanks for the information I'll check those things out the car's a 232 engine 2 bbl carburetor and an automatic transmission
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