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  1. Hi all, I have a '66 Ford Galaxie 500 with a 390 engine and it keeps stalling in 2 different circumstances from what I can tell. Basically heat and road inclines seem to cause the stalling. It's very frustrating and I'm afraid to take my kids in the car because of it. I'm a computer guy and don't know engines well, but I am learning. Fortunately, a friend of mine is a mechanic and has helped me work on the car. I've owned the car for about 3 years now and it has been stalling throughout so this is not a new problem. Here is when it stalls: 1) When the car is hot from sitting in the sun for a half to full day. - I have a cool barn for long-term storage and when I first take it out, it runs great. I don't have a garage at home so when I park, I have to leave it outside in the sun, rain etc. so I can't prevent it from getting hot in the summer. - The previous owner said he never had stalling problems and I do believe him. He kept the car parked in a cool garage all the time. He also lived on a completely flat road with a flat driveway. 2) The car stalls on slanted surfaces. - When I park at work, the parking lot is just slightly inclined so the car faces very slightly uphill. At the end of the day, it starts and then stalls numerous times. When it does manage to stay running, it stalls as soon as I shift into gear. I have noticed it stalls faster when shifting into Reverse. - When I come to the Stop sign at the end of our road, which is on a medium incline, it sputters as I stop, and frequently stalls when I step on the gas to enter the intersection. - At home, we live on a very steep hill and the beginning of our driveway entrance is also inclined about 45 degrees for about 50' before it levels off. I get up our hill ok, but when I slow down and get half way up the driveway entrance, it sputters and usually stalls. Then, after I restart to go the rest of the 300' on the level driveway it stalls several more times. Here is what I have tried: 1) Tried gas from several different stations. 2) Put in Ethanol & Lead additive every time I fill the tank. 3) Took apart the carburetor, cleaned it out, & put in new seals. 4) Tried 2 different fuel filters. Does anyone have any insight on what might be causing this or, better yet, how to fix it? I greatly appreciate any replies. Thanks, Mark
  2. I recently bought a 1989 Buick reatta and I'm trying to fix all of my error codes and everything that is wrong with it so I can finally enjoy driving, my car seems to stall every once in a while. It mostly happens when I start the car and go from either park to drive or reverse to drive. I have no idea what this is and I know many people on here have knowledge that I don't.