I noticed that there is no option for the car I drive and was hoping to get some insight from whoever can help. I’ve owned a 1967 Chevrolet Corvair 110 for about a year now and it has always ran good (i made sure to turn it on everyday and use it for about 30 minutes/day) but recently there is a issue even my mechanic cannot seem to figure out. I got the engine rebuilt about 7 months ago(dual carb, fan cooled 110) got a new battery and it worked great riding both smoothly and responsive. While driving it on a local road it began to power down and even if i gave it gas the engine would rev but there was no forward movement, finally it turned off not wildly but rather instantaneously like a power outage(only the momentum kept me going but the engine was not operating). When I pulled over I turned it off and made sure everything was hooked up correctly. After a couple minutes and a handful of failed attempts to turn it on, it finally turned on (initially I could not let go of the gas or else it would shut off and while it was on it ran a little “raspy”). After like 5-10 minutes (having to hold down the gas pedal slightly) it was finally running by itseld and I proceeded to drive it around the block (both forward and reverse) to see if i could identify anything out of the norm but when I turned off the car to get towed it ceased to turn on anymore. After I flatbeded it home my mechanic informed me of a bad carb and we replaced both with operable carbs (which i thought explained the sudden lack of power/shut down and its inability to stay on). The car turned on again after the installation for about 2 minutes before it gave out and failed to turn on anymore(it would kinda turn on but these were only periods lasting no more than 5-10 seconds unless we held down the gas).
THE QUESTION:If the next possible issue with the car are the points/ignition coil (where some mechanics usually sand down build up in the little area that sends the spark) get addressed and the car continues to do what it is currently doing(stated in the paragraph above) are there any other possible culprits? Engine Cables? Electrical Cables? Fuel? Anything?
Any suggestions/ help would be greatly appreciated as this is the car I use for work (since I live close) and cannot afford a new car. Keep in mind that im not driving this car around to look cool or anything as I cannot just cough up the money to fully restore it. I was stuck with this car by circumstance and have grown to love it but am doing my dest to keep it driveable and realistically speaking as long as I can get from point a to point b I am fine. You can contact me via email at email@example.com i you have any information that might be useful.
thanks, Adrian O