Dandy. Look for the vacuum leak. Pinch hoses, or spray water over the engine while it is still cold to see where it gets sucked in or where it makes the engine slow down momentarily. Spray water on the carburetor's throttle shaft bushings and its base gasket. That gasket is about 3/8" thick. There are small channels cut into the base of the carburetor and it does not take much for the gasket to deteriorate and leak. Obviously be sure there is no vacuum ports on the side of the carburetor that are not plugged or being used. I used to race 318s and 340s, and I always had custom projects. That means every car had at least one port plugged off with a short piece of hose and a drill bit. You need drill bits to go fast!
What state are you in that you still have a 1975 on the road? I am searching for a rust-free 1988 Grand Caravan with 15" wheels to replace my rusty trusty van.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 AT 11:28 PM