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1979 Corvette dying when coming to idle


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Scotty, I have a 1979 L-82 C3 Corvette. It runs great, but after about 25 minutes, when I am coming to a stop, the engine cuts out and doesn’t crank back on. No smoke, no grinding, no noise; just peacefully dies. 

My buddy told me it could be a problem with the carburetor. Could you walk me through what to look for?

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Check idle mixture, idle speed, fuel filter and pump, air filter.  The float bowl may have crud in it and needs to be cleaned.  EGR valve may be carboned up and needs a cleaning.  There are lots of fuel related issues to look at. 

Hey Doc! Thanks for the advice I will check through those and let you know if that helped. Thanks!