Engine dies in stop-and-go traffic

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    knutsz05
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    Newly renovated 86 Ford Club Wagon. Drives fine on the highway. No problems. Until I hit traffic or a town. When I slow to a stop or nearly a stop it often dies. Will start right up again but kind of annoying and potentially dangerous. Any ideas what it could be? Something I could check out myself or should I just have it looked at?

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    Darren
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    Sounds like the idle speed is too low, or the carburettor idle jet is blocked and needs cleaning.
    Worth giving the carburettor overhaul to try and resolve the problem.

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