IM going to buy a 1983 Ford T-Bird

Tiny
JPGARD77
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  • 1983 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Ok I want to buy and t-bird I have a guy who will sell me one but he said it runs won't idle and when u start to drive when you take ur foot off the gas it shuts down? Is this the fule pump
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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PROBABLY NOT THE FUEL PUMP. THIS IS AN '83 W/ CARB?

CHECK:

FUEL FILTER

LOOSE VACUUM LINES

VACUUM LEAKS

CARB ADJUSTMENTS

GOOD LUCK

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
JPGARD77
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Do you think that would be the problem? Like I said I'm going to look at it tonight I have not messed with it yet!
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
RANDY B
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Unless you're emotionally involved with this car I'd strongly suggest looking for any other model. These cars eat lower ball joints for lunch and were well-noted for them checking fine then separating in as little as 700 miles later leading to a crash into a tree or a semi truck. On any other car when a worn ball joint starts to squeak, it should be replaced soon but you have weeks to get 'er done. With Fords with a squeaking ball joint, you'll want to have it towed to the repair shop so it doesn't come apart on the way there.

Don't want to sway your decision, after all, someone has to buy these cars, buy at least be an informed buyer.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 5:18 PM
Tiny
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It dose not have a carb
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
DJCL
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That's an old car. Expect to dump some cash in to it.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 AT 12:37 AM

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