This most likely was due to inability of most “mechanics” to set and tune ram carbs . Many if not most are so far out of whack when you get them the car barely runs . Carb is in trunk etc . A good running 375 hp 440 with properly operating rams , which means correctly assembled carbs, ( see Jamie’s post on that) should be fine ; many of our cars have that .
Remember —many rams were pulled in early 60’s by dealers as they could not keep owners happy . Why dropped in62 in my opinion , came back with manual choke and real “race car” set up in J for those who “got it”. It is not a Toyota. Deal with it.
Stock 60-61 ram car bought by wealthy grandma and grandpa and tuned by a flathead mopar dealer guy really caused them grief in early 60’s. that issue of “the golden screwdriver” and lack of understanding still plagues rams . Even basic stuff like idle air is by the air valve , not idle stop baffles some . And warm up from real real cold is dicey at best even when working right .. why the dash pot . And stalling when engaging drive , etc etc . J had special converter fixed a lot of that . J cam only 268 tells you a lot , much less than 392 had even . Or later 440 six pack etc
Re: no vacuum , air valves vs holding throttle open at idle by screw . Cannot be done “by ear” and the gold screwdriver .
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