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HI there, I am Cam.This sounds like a fuel system issue, so if you want, lets look at some testing first. My first question is this, when did you last replace the fuel filter?
Ok, Lets replace it. That is a very cheap place to start and likely over due. See if the old one is plugged. It should be easy to blow through, like a large straw.
OK, good info. Hold on the fuel filter and lets look to the next most common issue, the distributor cap and rotor. Corrosion inside is common. Remove it and inspect for corrosion.
OK, Pull a couple plugs and see what they look like. Also was the cap and rotor replaced to diagnose this?
Ok, then we cannot rule out the cap and rotor as I have seen new ones fail. Atleast have a look at those when it will not start.
After that we need to look at the fuel system again. The regulators are common for leaking and would cause both the stalling and the fuel smell. This I would remove the throttle body, then power up the fuel pump and see if you see fuel leaking from the end of the regulator. If it leaks, it confirms the spider assembly is bad.
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