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Asked by Jul 08, 2010 at 03:33 AM about the 1980 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1980 firebird with a 403 big block.. but when the car is in drive and stopped at a light or stop sign it dies out.. what can i do to fix it?

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Might check out your timing to see if you need to advance it some.. is it dying rough or seem to just idle down and shut off? I don't remember if those years had the vacuum advance with weights and all that. A new distrubuter from jegs or summit is like $200, prob livin it up a bit. I dn't remember the year of my brothers but below it should be attached. :o)

if you have a tac odometer adjust the idle up to 900 rpm.

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