02-16-2003, 12:00:00 PM
Ok guys, here is another ordeal for you. I just bought my car about 3 weeks ago and slowly but surely trying to determine what things I need to rebuild, replace and so. I'm just trying to get my car atleast somewhat road worthy. I've already replaced the plugs and wires, but still getting a very sluggish start on take off. I'm guessing maybe carb needs replacing or rebuilding, timing or distributor problems, hell if I know.
02-16-2003, 12:10:00 PM
Carb might need a rebuilt...or the float levels adjusted. Exhaust system might have a restriction (bad cats or faulty mufflers). Timing might be off. Lots of variables you need to look into to start with, since its a newer to you car. http://www.nastyz28.com/ubb/smile.gif
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73 LT 454
02-17-2003, 02:44:00 AM
Look inside the distributor cap for corrosion. Replace it if it's bad off or just replace it since you're make a fresh run at it. If it's an HEI distributor keep track of wires and where they go. Pop the valve covers off-when not running-and check it out. I found a rocker arm floating around. I was wondering about that miss. Tune the valves or change the rocker arms and tune the new ones. New rocker arms can make a big difference. The carb tuning just go by the book or rebuild kit. Good luck.
02-17-2003, 11:10:00 PM
Check all the vacuum hoses for cracks. Don't just look at them, twist them about and look for cracks. Actually, I would suggest you replace all the vacuum hoses, filters, PCV, belts and hoses, etc. They are inexpensive parts, could make a big difference, and most likely need to be changed anyway. Plus you'll learn a lot about your engine and as you tinker around maybe discover something broken.
Steve. 74 orig owner
[This message has been edited by HCKY23 (edited February 17, 2003).]