Car cuts out above 2200 rpm?

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    BB72R-Yes Veteran Member

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    Well my excitement for bringing the car home from the bodyshop was short lived. I planned on driving her home yesterday but for some reason she falls flat on her face above 2200 or so rpm's. Starts right up and idles just fine and will accelerate to that point and then it's like its being starved. Its all new stuff from the tank to the carb. Mechanical pump putting out 6.5 psi. New fuel filter. Its been at the bodyshop over a year and a half and started a half dozen times during it's stay there. Carb is a used holley 750 that had worked flawlessly up til now. Could it just be gummed up?
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    advance weight sticking will do this also a bad/shorted out alternator will do the same
     
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    The timing is locked out but I will take a close look at the wiring to the alternator. Thanks for the ideas.
     

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