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Hey goodevening everyone, I finally got the car running after a full tune up, gas, and charging up the battery. But the engine shakes a lot and it stalls unless I'm always pushing the throttle down. I also realized that the carburetor was leaking and smoking up.....could it be the carburetor? I have a video but it says the file is too large :/
 

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OK need some detail on the car
Year and model
How many miles?
Is it stock or have there been modifications?

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Do you have a vacuum guage, tachometer & timing light?

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Hey goodevening everyone, I finally got the car running after a full tune up, gas, and charging up the battery. But the engine shakes a lot and it stalls unless I'm always pushing the throttle down. I also realized that the carburetor was leaking and smoking up.....could it be the carburetor? I have a video but it says the file is too large :/
OK need some detail on the car
Year and model
How many miles?
Is it stock or have there been modifications?

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Do you have a vacuum guage, tachometer & timing light?

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It's a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura.it has 300,000 miles but no rust. It's all original except for the engine which I believe is a 200 C.I from a 66 mustang. When it comes to those tools I will say that I do not have any of those tools
 

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Engine shaking "a lot" could be from - (In no particular order)
Vacuum leak
Bad spark plugs - spark plug cables - dist cap & rotor - dist condenser
Incorrect ignition setting
Carb idle mixture not set correctly
Leaking head gasket
Burned valve(s)
Broken piston rings

Likely there could be other things and my brain is fried at the moment.

Diagnosing the cause will take some tools. Or you can start throwing parts at it and make adjustments as a guess.
Best tool you can get for older cars with no electronic diagnosis is a vacuum gauge.
Vac Visual: Quick Guide to Vacuum Gauge Readings - OnAllCylinders
vacumm-reading-1.png (2592×3528) (onallcylinders.com)

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Engine shaking "a lot" could be from - (In no particular order)
Vacuum leak
Bad spark plugs - spark plug cables - dist cap & rotor - dist condenser
Incorrect ignition setting
Carb idle mixture not set correctly
Leaking head gasket
Burned valve(s)
Broken piston rings

Likely there could be other things and my brain is fried at the moment.

Diagnosing the cause will take some tools. Or you can start throwing parts at it and make adjustments as a guess.
Best tool you can get for older cars with no electronic diagnosis is a vacuum gauge.
Vac Visual: Quick Guide to Vacuum Gauge Readings - OnAllCylinders
vacumm-reading-1.png (2592×3528) (onallcylinders.com)

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Thank you very much I'll buy one off of Amazon right now and I'll see what's wrong with it
 

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Recheck the spark plug wire firing order. Is the vaccum advance hooked up and running?
 

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Engine shaking "a lot" could be from - (In no particular order)
Vacuum leak
Bad spark plugs - spark plug cables - dist cap & rotor - dist condenser
Incorrect ignition setting
Carb idle mixture not set correctly
Leaking head gasket
Burned valve(s)
Broken piston rings

Likely there could be other things and my brain is fried at the moment.

Diagnosing the cause will take some tools. Or you can start throwing parts at it and make adjustments as a guess.
Best tool you can get for older cars with no electronic diagnosis is a vacuum gauge.
Vac Visual: Quick Guide to Vacuum Gauge Readings - OnAllCylinders
vacumm-reading-1.png (2592×3528) (onallcylinders.com)
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What causes engine to stall at idle?
 

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In general an engine that stalls does so because the air fuel mixture is not correct. Too rich or more likely too lean.

That post that you replied to is a good start.

Starting a new thread would be recommended.

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