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    All of a sudden low rough idle and no acceleration

    Good morning, Everyone! Well, I found out the issue on my NYB. A while back, I removed the old Chrysler electronic ignition system that was failing and replaced it all with a Pertronix distributor with the Ignitor II chip. Along with that, I added the Pertronix HP digital 510 electronic...
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    All of a sudden low rough idle and no acceleration

    Good afternoon, Everyone! I drove my 1977 NYB two weekends ago and it ran great, no issues. It has a 400 in it with only a little over 60k miles. Parked it in the garage for a week. I got in in Saturday to back it out of the garage and it started but the idle is very low and rough...
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    Auto release parking brake problem

    When I got home I started up the car and looked under the dash with a flashlight. The manual release lever was stuck all the way up and it would not come back down. I wiggled it really good and it popped back down. Now the parking brake sets and releases like it is designed. I will put some...
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    Auto release parking brake problem

    Yes, I was under there when I pulled and replaced the vacuum booster. A few choice words were developed that day! I may have bumped something under there when I put that back in place, but the parking brake was working after that, so IDK. The stuck switch you brought up is a good theory. I...
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    Auto release parking brake problem

    Thank you! #2 is exactly how it is behaving. This was all working after the brake work was completed, so it makes sense on what you said on this item. I will disconnect the vacuum and check the pedal. If that solves the issue, then I will see if I can get that switch unstuck or find another...
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    Auto release parking brake problem

    Hi, Everyone! My 77 NYB has new brakes: new master cylinder, rebuilt booster, new brake lines, new calipers, new wheel cylinders and new pads/shoes. The parking brake auto release was working well through all of this work, I could depress it past a few clicks and it would stay down until I...
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    C body networking

    Welcome to the site! There is a wealth of knowledge with the members on here so also utilize this forum to learn as well. I went through auto school in the late 80s and learned on a 77 New Yorker. Even with that, I use this forum to learn or help troubleshoot things I might have missed. I...
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    Misfire in 77 New Yorker 400

    Thank you everyone! I started looking deeper into the system over the weekend and found a bad spark plug cable. I put a new set on the car and it runs smooth again. sometimes the simplest things get overlooked, but glad it wasn't anything major. CBODDY67, your idea was a good one. I set the...
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    Misfire in 77 New Yorker 400

    Thank you, this helps. I will try this approach on the timing.
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    Misfire in 77 New Yorker 400

    Thank you for those tips. The lean burn system was disabled decades ago. Which gets me to thinking, if that was the setting with lean burn active, then maybe it is too low without it? I will check out the wires in the dark. Thank you again.
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    Misfire in 77 New Yorker 400

    Hi, Everyone! I have a1977 NY with a 400, 60,000 original miles. I have a miss in the engine, it get worse when it is warmed up. I have new plugs with the correct gap, the distributor cap and rotor are clean like new. The wires are all popped on correctly. I cannot seem to figure it out...
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    New member

    I would not recommend going back to the Lean Burn or even replacing it with something else. Just leave it disconnected. Chrysler even sold a kit back in the day to disable it because they gave so much trouble. I am on my second 77 NY, and love every minute of driving it. I have an edelbrock...
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    Pitted upper control arms, should I re-use?

    They look fine, I would use them.
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    How many New Yorker's Left?

    I have one with 59,000 original miles on it. I bought it from the original Chrysler employee family in Detroit that purchased it new. It has a few tiny mostly unnoticeable imperfections on it but sitting in a parking lot, it looks almost new. I am keeping it protected in my garage and am...
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    Got Pranked By My Tires-77 New Yorker

    I just read this story and thanks for sharing it. I own a 77 New Yorker Brougham and have owned two before. I can tell you from experience if the rear tires get too low, it feels as if the car is on ice and the back is fishtailing, even though it is still rolling down the road. I defintely...
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