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    1956 Chevy Stepside RHD with 350SB & TH350 Auto tranny with stalling problems

    Hello,
    I have just finished my complete chassis up rebuild and have a problem with stalling of engine if after selecting either Drive or Reverse with foot on brake the engine comes under load immediately and stalls.
    If I remove my foot from the brake pedal quick enough the vehicle drives however when it comes to stopping have to engage neutral just before stalling.

    Incidentally the gearbox was checked out by transmission company and the torque convertor was supplied by that company.

    Please if anyone can help I would appreciate it.

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    Do you have a rev counter fitted? It should be around 750 when in gear and up to 900 in neutral

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    As said if no tacho rpm is a guess. My sbc shows 750 at tickover and seems faster but I have to resist dropping it for a nice lumpy note or as above.

    Or what about more timing advance to give it some tickover stones!?!? Does that work!?!?

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    sounds to me its a timing issue , what does it do when you rev it at idle is there a flat spot in the carb that might be worked out with the mixture adjustment , what sort of carb do you have on it

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    Thanks for the response
    1/ The Holley carb is LIST 1850-3 & date code 2178
    2/ The engine is running fast & will slow it down unfortunately funds don't allow at the moment to buy a rev counter
    3/ The timing has been set using strobe light & mixture screw is 2 & 1/2 turns out from fully in.

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    Sounds like you have everything right , I would try starting it up let it idle and move the distributor a little at a time to advance or retard and rev then put it in gear with you’re foot on the brake and see what that does , otherwise I’d be thinking you need a different converter , hang in there it’s a process of elimination

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