1978 cutlass 350

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Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 10:18 AM about the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello my good people,  t would sure be appreciated if someone who
has experienced my problem could help me solve it. I recently bought
a 78 cutlass with a pretty radical 350 rocket in it. I rebuilt the carb and
replaced he starter now when I turn it over it fires and that's it'! No
continuous run. Just fires and quits. Thanks sure would appreciate
some help with this one.

4 Answers

83,315

Have you put a new fuel pump on it?

132,715

Check the power to the ignition coil when the key is returned to the run position, this kinda sounds electrical too me.

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151,455

Check the timing but it may be a fuel delivery problem. Check the fuel pressure if you can and replace the fuel filter. That you rebuilt the carb and it now will not run should be a clue! Maybe a stuck needle or float.

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So some time has passed and I did actually figure out my issue. Sorry for not catching back up. The car would fire with no continuous spark after that. We'll a pon taking the starter out 5 times and replacing all the wire ends I somehow confused the wire that controls the dummy lights when the key is in the run position. Not the start position, but the run position(accessories) I ran some real long wires, pulled the starter out my wheel well and ran the wires while watching my multi meter and turning the car over. I eventually had a eureka moment. Thanks for your help. It was in fact electrical

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