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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, 1979 Coupe Problems in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by ceddyb30 Ok here I go guys slowly getting there. I replaced the Carb (good thing) Car still ...
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    Re: 1979 Coupe Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ceddyb30
    Ok here I go guys slowly getting there. I replaced the Carb (good thing) Car still runs rough though and now I cant get a strong enough current in my system to put the electric choke on the Carb .
    What did you replace the old carburetor with? What do you mean you don't get enough current to put the electric choke on? It runs off the battery. Hook the positive wire to the positive terminal on the ignition coil and the negative wire to ground. You also might have to adjust your carb if it's new out of the box in order for it to idle right.

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    Thats the thing I went to a place where they put a rebuilt Carb on for me. Stock Carb of course. The Choke was not getting any power to it so I decided to piggy back it to something else that had power. But everytime I did it it would short out when it touched anohter metal part. The Carb guy said I did not have enuff Power to do it and needed to see a Electrical guy. Yeah I need to set the timing on it as well. Still a work in progress.[

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    Re: 1979 Coupe Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ceddyb30
    Thats the thing I went to a place where they put a rebuilt Carb on for me. Stock Carb of course. The Choke was not getting any power to it so I decided to piggy back it to something else that had power. But everytime I did it it would short out when it touched anohter metal part. The Carb guy said I did not have enuff Power to do it and needed to see a Electrical guy. Yeah I need to set the timing on it as well. Still a work in progress.[
    13-14volts isn't enough? I think I'm not understanding a huge part of this. Mine works fine. Try hooking it up to the postive terminal on the ignition coil and ground the negative wire and tellme what happens.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe Problems

    Ok I will try that but I dont know why it is not working either. On my way home from work right now my lights would dim when I hit the power windows so I think it may be my Alt. will try what you said in the morning.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ceddyb30
    Ok I will try that but I dont know why it is not working either. On my way home from work right now my lights would dim when I hit the power windows so I think it may be my Alt. will try what you said in the morning.
    Get a DMM and measure the voltage on the battery when the engine is running. Should be anywhere between 13-14 volts. If it's lower than 12, you have a problem. Then after that measure the voltage of the battery when it's off and post.

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