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Hello my name is fidel and I just resently bought a 1980 camaro z28 5.7 350 engine and well is for a project but I wanted to start with the mechanical things first , i Wanted to know why when I press the gas and in drive the car feels like it doesn't have any strength to move it does move but not like it should can it be the carburetor? Cuz a friend told me that I need to change cuz that was the problem but I wanted an experts opinion so if u could help me out with this project I would be very thankful, well thank u for ur time and I'll be waiting on a response o and my camaro has an automatic transmission

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HI FIDEL,WELL BEFORE I CAN ANSWER THIS I NEED TO KNOW IF THE ENGINE IS SMOTTH IN GEAR ORIS IT SKIPPING[RUNNING RUFF]..IF SO YOU NEED TO REPAIR THIS FIRST. MAY HAVE BAD SPARK PLUGS,WIRES OR VALVE PROBLEM..IF THIS DOES RUN SMOOTH JUST NO POWER THIS COULD BE FROM TIMING BEING OFF OR PLUGGED CONVERTOR, OR PARTIALLY PLUGGED FUEL FILTER....LET ME KNOW AND WE WILL GO ON FROM THERE. GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

Experience

I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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Education/Credentials
high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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MANY CUSTOMERS IN OUR BUSY SHOP.

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