Just picked up a Magnum on Craigslist. It starts up and runs at low rpm but dies as soon as you try to accelerate. The previous owner said it did 60 mph before he disassembled/reassembled the top end one day. I guess he abandoned the hobby because he bought new bottom and head gaskets but never installed them.
I just disassembled the head/cylinder/intake/exhaust. The bottom and head gaskets look alright (I'm gonna replace them anyways), but the intake gaskets look kinda homemade and incorrectly sized.
My question... could gaskets cause this problem? The engine starting up but dying when I accelerate?