for the past few weeks every time i drive my car the seems to shut off after driving for about an hour and will not start until the car cools of. I have changed the coil and also the fuel pump but the same thing happened last night. i spoke to a friend and he stated that it might be the carburetor. can someone please give me a suggestion

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Comment by Russ Austin on June 26, 2013 at 8:03am

The motor is grounded at 3 spots.  The large starter strap, and the 2 small straps at the back of the heads.

Comment by Jimmy Davis on June 25, 2013 at 11:26pm
I had the same problem. Ended up being a bad ground connection at the battery and missing ground straps. Car would start and drive fine, but after a little while it would randomly die and eventually got to where it wouldn't even crank. Found that the battery wires at the posts were very corroded causing a lot of resistance. Clipped the ends and put on new post connectors and haven't had a problem since.
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 25, 2013 at 4:35pm
Include a new cap rotor and ignition wires to the above
I can be more helpful if you answer -ALL the questions -thanks
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 25, 2013 at 4:29pm
I would change the points - condenser and do the timing
If you have not done a - COMPLETE tune up - that would be next on your list to do
You Needbto know the basics are new ,adjusted and working as they S/B
Comment by James jacques on June 24, 2013 at 9:52pm

i changed the spark plugs about three weeks ago and i checked them yesterday and they were kind of wet the mechanic said if was running kind of rich. i do get a spark

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on June 24, 2013 at 9:47pm
Are you running hotter than normal ?
When was your last Complete -tune up ?
When the problem happens ,do you have the skills to see if you are getting a spark and fuel to the plugs (they s/b wet))

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