Car stalls and has just begun to backfire

Tiny
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  • 1981 LINCOLN MARK VI
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I have an 81 Lincoln mark vi that sat over the winter (4-5 months). It's starts right away sometimes but I figure it's the cold weather. But while driving g it lacks any get up and stalls when coming to a stop or when reversing out of the garage. I stepped down on the gas while park to maybe clean it out a little, it just backfired and seem to maybe have gotten worse. Just had a tune up before sitting and is kept plugged inside the garage. What could be the problem?
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 5:33 AM

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Tiny
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There are many possibilities so I am giving you a walk through diagnostic. Just follow the steps to eliminate possibilities to find the issue. Just use the link below;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-backfires-while-running
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
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What about the stalling. I was thinking a new carburetor. But want a second opinion before spending unnecessary money.
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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I am giving you a walk through for stalling. Go through it first. If you don't find anything have your fuel pressure checked and replace the fuel filter. Use the link below;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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'NUTHER FELLER HERE

LOOK THAT PUPPY OVER REALLY GOOD FOR VACUUM LINES PULLED OFF/ BROKE/ SPLIT. EVEN A CONSTANTLY HISSING BRAKE BOOSTER IS A VACUUM LEAK!

WHEN YOU SAY TUNE UP. WHAT WAS DONE. PEOPLE'S VERSIONS DIFFER.

WAS IT ALL PERFORMED BY A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH CARBURETORS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WAS RE ROUTED OR REMOVED?

WERE THE CARB ADJUSTMENTS MONKEYED WITH?

AN ENGINE ONLY REALLY NEEDS A COUPLE OF VACUUM LINES TO MAKE IT RUN. THE REST ARE FOR EMISSIONS AND ACCESSORIES ON THE VEHICLE ITSELF. LIKE THE HVAC CONTROLS, POWER BRAKES, ETC

THANK GOODNESS I HAVE JEEP CJs.I HAVE ONLY 3 ON MY '77 NOW. PVC/ DISTRIBUTOR ADVANCE/ AND A VACUUM GAUGE ON MY DASH THAT I MONITOR ENGINE CONDITION WITH. AND PLAY THE GAME: "KEEP THE NEEDLE HIGH (ACTUALLY MEANING LOW!)" BY ALTERING MY DRIVING HABITS TO MAX MY MPGs

THE REST OF MY JEEP IS MANUAL OR MECHANICAL. SO EZ TO MAINTAIN FOR AN EVERYDAY DRIVER. HE'S ONLY 37 YEARS OLD, MY WILLYS IS 68

ARE YOU CAPABLE OF WORKING ON THIS YOURSELF? (LIKE KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND IN THERE)

DO YOU HAVE A VACUUM GAUGE----A TIMING LIGHT---A DWELL/ TACH METER?

IT WOULD BE MUCH EZier TO ASSIST IF YOU HAD A CJ, I'LL STILL ATTEMPT TO AID YOU WITH THE FORD (THEY WERE MY DAD'S CHOICE), I GOT BROKE IN, WITH THEM, GROWING UP

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Vacuum leaks and engine vacuum should be covered in the walk throughs. One good way to find leaks is to not only listen for the sucking noise but get a piece of thread and drag it around areas where surfaces meet. Meaning where the carb meets the manifold or any other area that needs a good seal. It will pull the thread towards it.
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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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Hey I appreciate all the advice you fellas have supplied to me. I will keep you posted on how it goes. And to CJ MEDEVAC those are some good questions I should ask. Thanks again guys
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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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CJ Medivac gave some great information on the issue. Let us know how things go.
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 5:21 PM

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