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Old 02-20-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Fairlane wont stop!!

Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the fairlane keeps running? I also removed the battery cables and 3 of the plug leads before stalling it with the clutch! Would appreciate any assistance! It is a 68 zb fairlane custom, 221 cubic inch 3 spd manual column shift!
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the fairlane keeps running? I also removed the battery cables and 3 of the plug leads before stalling it with the clutch! Would appreciate any assistance! It is a 68 zb fairlane custom, 221 cubic inch 3 spd manual column shift!
I would look at the ignition switch either the linkage is bent or the switch is bad.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the fairlane keeps running? I also removed the battery cables and 3 of the plug leads before stalling it with the clutch! Would appreciate any assistance! It is a 68 zb fairlane custom, 221 cubic inch 3 spd manual column shift!
The problem you have is called 'run-on'. It is the result of carbon build-up in the heads and tops of the pistons. The root cause is excessive oil consumption from rings and valve seals.

Three old timer ways to deal with it, and one less familiar 21st century solution that could also be used on vintage iron.

1. A coke bottle filled with water. Remove the air cleaner, bring the idle up to about 1500 RPM and very slowly pour the water down the carb with your thumb over the neck of the bottle to let it trickle out. This is important. If you pour too fast, you will fill a cylinder with water and, well the results will be very unlucky.

2. Pull the heads off, clean the chambers, the crossover heat riser in the intake manifold (probably carbon'ed up from age mostly) and tops of the pistons, then reassembly. More work, but not too difficult.

3. Taking a page from the 21st century, find a direct rubber vacuum line to the intake manifold (there should be a large vacuum tap at the back of the manifold that the vacuum wipers attach to) and attach a aerosol can of engine combustion chamber cleaner. Similar to option 1, but has, in addition to water, a cleaning chemical that dissolves carbon on valves, pistons and heads.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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The problem you have is called 'run-on'. It is the result of carbon build-up in the heads and tops of the pistons. The root cause is excessive oil consumption from rings and valve seals.

Three old timer ways to deal with it, and one less familiar 21st century solution that could also be used on vintage iron.

1. A coke bottle filled with water. Remove the air cleaner, bring the idle up to about 1500 RPM and very slowly pour the water down the carb with your thumb over the neck of the bottle to let it trickle out. This is important. If you pour too fast, you will fill a cylinder with water and, well the results will be very unlucky.

2. Pull the heads off, clean the chambers, the crossover heat riser in the intake manifold (probably carbon'ed up from age mostly) and tops of the pistons, then reassembly. More work, but not too difficult.

3. Taking a page from the 21st century, find a direct rubber vacuum line to the intake manifold (there should be a large vacuum tap at the back of the manifold that the vacuum wipers attach to) and attach a aerosol can of engine combustion chamber cleaner. Similar to option 1, but has, in addition to water, a cleaning chemical that dissolves carbon on valves, pistons and heads.
My experience with No.3 is it works well but I had to use a valve to control flow to prevent the engine from stalling. You can also pinch down on the hose.
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Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the fairlane keeps running? I also removed the battery cables and 3 of the plug leads before stalling it with the clutch! Would appreciate any assistance! It is a 68 zb fairlane custom, 221 cubic inch 3 spd manual column shift!
i would also run water threw carb but like sais don't pour to fast a let it die. i done this in my 79 malibu and it does work getting carbon out.
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Wondering if anyone has an idea as to why when I switch off the ignition and remove the key the fairlane keeps running? I also removed the battery cables and 3 of the plug leads before stalling it with the clutch! Would appreciate any assistance! It is a 68 zb fairlane custom, 221 cubic inch 3 spd manual column shift!

Your ignition system mechanics if its in the column could be broken i just had to swap my ranchero column.

If your key is stuck in the ignition switch then that means its the switch it's self. If not then its the column works mine would not start without a external ignition switch.

to determine the exact problem what condition is your farlane in?
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