If I'm undrestanding your problem.
you have a Rochester 4mv (quadrajet)
When you say its beat, it starts ruff or you have to assist the choke to get it to start at all.
If this is the case It is the Electronic choke.
the rond black thing on the passenger side of the carb. there is hope you may be able to ajust it (trial and error) or replace it (from a good condition used) other wise replace the carb. Yes it seems pricey but atleast you don't have to open the hood to start her.
Now get that bird flying again.
[ January 31, 2002: Message edited by: cyberwolf ]
[ January 31, 2002: Message edited by: cyberwolf ]</p>