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Old 11-04-2003, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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running like crap

I recently bought a 1970 f250 w/ a 302. It ran great when I first bought it 3 weeks ago, but now it runs like crap. At full throtle it runs fine but when I lightly depress the pedal the truck lurches and sometimes backfires and shoots flames out the tailpipe. I can almost hear it just spitting fuel instead of a constant spray. Is it time for a new carb, or a simple fix?
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably be best to start with the basics first. Vacuum lines, state-of-tune (plugs, wires, cap, points if it has them) if it has an EGR valve.. You know, start with the easiest and cheapest first.
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Old 11-04-2003, 06:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of a carb does it have? If it's the two barrel that thing is ridiculously easy to rebuild. I think the kit is about 10 bucks or so
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well... we just rebuilt the carb and timed it. still runs the same checked vacuum lines, pcv valve. it has new cap, rotor, points, plugs and wires
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electronic ignition or points? points may be worn or gapped incorrectly
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sounds like the motronic blues....




damn thing must have points. swap up or get used to tune ups.
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