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I have a 1965 with a c4 trans and 289 mostly stock. I have been using this car all summer as a daily driver with few problems besides my constant tinkering with things. The engine and trans have less than 20K miles on them since a rebuild. The other day when I tried to pull it out of the garage the engine died as soon as I put it in gear. After a few failed attempts, I let it warm up, and tried at higher rpm. Both to no avail. This is not a slow stall like I have seen before like if the carb was out of adjustment or there was a small vacuum leak. This stall is instant. As soon as I put the car in rev. or drive its dead. As if I had just turned off the key. I'm afraid to think there is something catastrophically wrong with the trans. Maybe the torque converter? Has anyone experienced this sort of thing before? Any tips to try before dropping the trans?