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Old 09-21-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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My Gal and I just purchased a mint cond, '87 Ford e250 Intervec Falcon 190. The brake lights work fine, but NO tail lights ! Checked bulbs with new ones ~ No difference with another bulb. Have ALL other lights inside & out ! Also, having issues with the Holley 4180 carb on the 351 H.O ! Stalls at idle, but once over 1500 rpm runs fabulous !!! HELP needed Please !!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: No Tail Lights !!!! Help

Others should be able to offer some advice re: the idle problem - I'd have to take it to a mechanic if it was mine.

Did you check fuses for the non-working lights?
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: No Tail Lights !!!! Help

Carb engines that die at idle can be many things. Does it die because it is too rich (sticky or sunken float) or because it is too lean (plugged jets or passages)? Also anything that affects the airflow including the air cleaner, pcv valve, egr valve, vacuum hoses and intake gaskets.

The only obvious thing you can look for is vacuum leaks and dirty air cleaner, plus the pcv valve ifyou know what you are looking at. The hardest part these days is finding a mechanic that is good with carbs, as most are now retired. Now days most shops will want to put on a rebuilt carb before they check out much else.
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Default Re: No Tail Lights !!!! Help

Thanks, Checked all fuses, they are good ~ was able to limit it down to a bad wire from the tailights themselves ~ Vacuum leak is/was cause of carb issues !! Thanks for chimin' in !!!!
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Thanks, Checked all fuses, they are good ~ was able to limit it down to a bad wire from the tailights themselves ~ Vacuum leak is/was cause of carb issues !! Thanks for chimin' in !!!!
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Good for you.
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