Check for a torn diaphram in the carb. As far as the
emissions stuff goes, there was a thread a couple weeks
back about an EGR valve acting up and causing the car to
run badly, I believe it was Fred Thomas's. However I
have an EGR valve that is just a solid block of rust
and my car runs fine...
78 Spitfire too
>From: "david_schenck" <email@example.com>
>I have finally got my new trans in and can almost drive my car. I have a
>tuning problem. I can't seem to get my car tuned right. I read the tuning
>instructions in the books and they say to check timing, valves, etc and
>get car to idle at 900 and adjust the carb. I can't seem to get my car
>running anywhere below 1500 (without stalling out) and it has absolutely no
>power it putters when I accelerate. I have a '78 with some of the
>equipment in place but it is certainly not functional. I need to keep the
>appearance of the original emissions equipment for the MD emissions test.
>What am I missing or can I do to get this thing running half-way decently?
>Should I try to replace the emissions stuff with stuff that works? Do I
>have some of stuff blocked off? What have people done to block the old
>emissions equipment? Any suggestions would be great!!
>'78 Spit in Baltimore
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