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Old 02-16-2009, 09:09 AM
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might as well do the simple easy tests first (????):

disconnect and plug the vacuum advance and test drive...
still does it:
remove the dist cap and check the centrifugal plate and springs for no binding,,,spray with WD40 and test drive...
(a worn mechanical dist body does do really weird things, how many miles on your dist and coil and what ign system, points?)
read the timing with a light to confirm it doesn't start adding centrifugal to soon=worn springs,,,just a nominal value is it shouldn't start adding timing about/around 1500+ on a stock motor...

full gas tank=gas cap "must" vent or the pump will starve,,,crack open the gas tank cap and test drive....
(I have had vent problems with the aftermarket caps,,,open the tank on a hot summer day and "whooose")

sorry, should have said to blow compressed air up the tank line when you installed the clear filter to be sure the tank pick up filter sock is clear
(filter at the pump inlet will keep that tank scale out of the pump if the pick up sock is shot which is fairly common)

Last edited by red65mustang; 02-16-2009 at 09:30 AM.
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