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    Default HELP!!! 82' won't stay running in run position

    I have an 82 GT and I dropped in a 93 roller motor with carb. Changed the distributor for correct one. I cannot for the life of me keep the car running in run position. Tried new ignition switch. Didn't help. I am not a wiring guy so I need some major help. If someone could guide me to what wires I need to test and what readings they should be that would be great. Thanks

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    What do you mean by the right distributor? The right dizzy for 93 isn't going to work in a carbed car and the right dizzy for a carbed car might actually have the wrong gear for a 93....
    1984.5 G.T.350 5.0 CFI AOD Convertible (TRX package, loaded)
    K&N filter in a stock dual snorkel, GT40 heads, Edelbrock 3721 intake, MSD 8456 Dist., MSD 8227 coil
    Comp cams XE254H, hypereutectic pistons
    Hooker Super Comp Shorty Equal Length Headers, catted BBK H-pipe, full custom duals
    Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates and strut tower brace, 3.73 rear.
    Ford Performance Springs, Firehawk A/S 225/55r16 on LMR TRX r390 wheels (street)
    Federal 595 rs-rr 245/40r17 and 255/40r17 on OE cobra r wheels (race)
    AOD rebuilt with a 6 clutch direct drum, Koline steels stacked with 8 clutches, Kevlar band, superior shift kit, new torque converter. --Everything else stock and fully functional.

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    Pretty common to use an 85 5.0 HO carbed distributor in a 86-93 5.0 as it was the first year roller engine. Need to know what you are using for ignition, like MSD, Crane or factory Duraspark for 1982 to better try to help you.
    1978 Mercury Zephyr boxtop 5.0 EFI T5Z 8.8
    1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 5 speed
    2016 Ford Focus ST 2.0 Ecoboost 6 speed

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    Did you replace The ignition cylinder or the switch. Does it pop off at all? Is the distributor 180 off? Mine was the ignition switch was covered in mouse piss. The replacement I ordered off eBay was junk leaving the car to do the same as the one covered in pee. It would only run if I held the key just off the starter after it started. My fix was simply clean the factory one with wd40 and some electrical corrosion inhibitor and work the switch. Hope this helps
    Last edited by Carbsovertech; 05-11-2022 at 01:06 AM.

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