Originally Posted by '71_Slug
It hesitates and kind of sputters almost when I go to accelerate for a second until i floor it and open up all four barrels. so I'm thinking you guys are right and it's probably some sort of carb tuning and/or timing issue
The ABF is not an air valve carburator, so your hesitation may be from a lack of pump shot when both butterflies ar opened all at once. Get a book on tuning AFBs or find someone that knows them. Carter AFBs are good carbs for the street, so don't let anyone tell you different.