1973 Mustang won't start when hot

Asked by Sep 06, 2015 at 09:36 AM about the 1973 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It has a new Battery, a new Starter, a new Carb. a new Motor and had the
Alternator check and its good. Also no notice when I put on my brakes, the tail
lights are dim., the turn signal work real slow, wiper work slow.

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Sounds like there is a bad ground wire. Need to find all of them and make sure the connections are cleaned.

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thank you Rowefast for your answer. after reading my own question, I came up with the same answer. thanks again

21,005

OK, that solves the wiring problem- did the hard start when hot problem go away? If not, I would guess something is not adjusted correctly with the carb- did a pro do it?- or it is vapor-locking- make sure all fuel lines are clean and protected from heat- and the carb may need to be protected from manifold heat, too-

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Try jumping it to get it started, then disconnect the neg. cable at the battery, if the car still runs, then your alt. is working fine...it sounds like a short in the wiring to me.....hope this helps

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