1966 Stalls after start/idle

I have been working on my sons 66 T-bird for some time now but am having problems with it stalling. A little rundown on what we have done to car and what it is doing is the car was parked in 1976 we decided to see if we could revive it have done a lot of work to is new fuel tank, sending unit, fuel pump carb rebuilt by a very qualified carb shop, new starter, alt., voltage reg,. start solenoid, battery cables, plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor, points and condenser along with new ignition switch car will start and idle real good then all of a sudden it dies like that key was shut off no spitting or sputtering and not smell of fuel try to restart and sometimes it starts right up and idles other times its hard to start and runs like crap, does not act or smell like it is flooding even hooked a wire straight from coil to battery and started it idles perfect then all of a sudden shut off like someone turned key off and advice would be appreciated
 
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I have been working on my sons 66 T-bird for some time now but am having problems with it stalling. A little rundown on what we have done to car and what it is doing is the car was parked in 1976 we decided to see if we could revive it have done a lot of work to is new fuel tank, sending unit, fuel pump carb rebuilt by a very qualified carb shop, new starter, alt., voltage reg,. start solenoid, battery cables, plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor, points and condenser along with new ignition switch car will start and idle real good then all of a sudden it dies like that key was shut off no spitting or sputtering and not smell of fuel try to restart and sometimes it starts right up and idles other times its hard to start and runs like crap, does not act or smell like it is flooding even hooked a wire straight from coil to battery and started it idles perfect then all of a sudden shut off like someone turned key off and advice would be appreciated
It does sound as if you have a blockage in the fuel line somewhere. Sometimes it is where you have a joint or a connection in the fuel line. Where a pipe connect to the fuel filter or where it connects to a carburetor. The pressure or suction will allow the fuel through but very slowly. I have had connections with tiny gauze filters in them. Not sure someone may have fitted something like this to the car. Unless you have already cleaned from back to front.
 
It does sound as if you have a blockage in the fuel line somewhere. Sometimes it is where you have a joint or a connection in the fuel line. Where a pipe connect to the fuel filter or where it connects to a carburetor. The pressure or suction will allow the fuel through but very slowly. I have had connections with tiny gauze filters in them. Not sure someone may have fitted something like this to the car. Unless you have already cleaned from back to front.
I was first thinking it was a fuel supply issue so have checked to make sure fuel line is clear and rubber hoses are new I also unhooked fuel line at carb and ran a line to a bottle while cranking engine over fuel supply was steady
 
it really acts as if its a electrical problem is there anything in the distributor that could cause this
INSPECTOR you asked what if I increase engine speed it will still shut off again just like someone turned the key off sorry I missed that part of your question earlier
 
it really acts as if its a electrical problem is there anything in the distributor that could cause this
INSPECTOR you asked what if I increase engine speed it will still shut off again just like someone turned the key off sorry I missed that part of your question earlier
Try changing the condenser in the distbutor. This is the only other thing I wouldlook at.. What you did with checking the fuel line seems to be correct. Unless the needle and seat inside the carburetor is only allowing a little fuel in.
 
Will finally got it fixed Robert Evans you where right I put a new condenser in and it fired right up and is running perfect so thank you and thanks to everyone for suggestions and ideas glad to have it running now just need to tackle the dash lights they worked until I replaced the ignition switch so I am thinking it is the wire one the center stud of the switch
 
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