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  1. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    Found something that was definitely an issue: When I took the car around the block, not only was it bogging at throttle, it also didn't want to start before I pulled it out of the garage and I had to prime it. I got to thinking last night while trying to fall asleep - while cleaning the carb I was spraying it down and noticed something fall out, it was the small brass piece that goes under the primary squirters, so I had put it back in and put everything back together. When I got up this morning I got an exploded diagram of the carb off the net and lo and behold, there's a small BB type ball
  2. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    It has a deadspot from idle and I have the accelerator linkage set to get the most shot of gas.
  3. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    Well, I went through the carb (Edelbrock 1406), cleaned everything up, paying special attention to the jets and metering rod setup (didn't seem too bad but cleaned it anyway), reinstalled it and it still has issues. I don't have a calibration kit for it so I did the best I could adjusting the idle mixture screws. I put the timing light on it and now I'm confused even more - the vacuum advance from the distributor is on the manifold port and while watching the light on the damper I pulled it off and it didn't change at all. My understanding is that the manifold port gives you vacuum at idle and
  4. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    Thanks for the info guys. Now I just need to squeeze some car time in between the wife thinking doing stuff on and around the house is more important!
  5. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    Some guys are young at any age, and you're one of those guys! I'm not that far behind at 65, but in my mind I'm still 18, although my body doesn't appreciate me trying to do the stuff I could do back then!
  6. DSwan

    Lurching Issue

    Not sure which model Pertronix it is, going to look into that today. I'm not sure how long it sat before I bought it, the guy I bought it from had other cars he drove and didn't drive this much at all because he was 74 yrs. and the 4-speed scared him. I'll take your advice and go through the carb, never worked on a Edelbrock before but there's plenty of stuff on the web about them. It's been having this issue since I bought it, but I really couldn't pass it up for that because the price was right. I'll try to update as I find out more. Thanks for your help.
  7. Having a pretty severe issue with my car lurching when I'm just trying to cruise. If I'm under throttle it is much better but it's bad if you're just maintaining at a steady throttle. It's a 351-C that has an Edelbrock 630 carb, 4-speed, stock manifold, Pertronix ignition, new wires, new cap, new plugs, good gas. It's got a slightly lopy cam, not sure specs because it's the way I bought it. Any ideas would be helpful.
  8. I also live in the country and besides our house we have a camper at a seasonal site. Over my many years of dealing with the vermin issue, I've used sticky traps (don't like because they don't kill the mice immediately and they drag the traps around), snap traps with peanut butter, mouse hotels that let them in but not out (don't like for the same reason as the sticky traps), and my favorite - a 5-gallon pail with a rod thru the top lip supporting a plastic jar smeared with peanut butter and a ramp to get up to it. I put an anti-freeze/water solution in the pail so the dead critters don't stin
  9. Thanks for the replies. After reading your info, I'll put tire pressure on passenger side door pillar and the emission sticker on the cowl since I have the finned valve covers. Thanks again everybody.
  10. Thanks to all for the welcome. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out navigation on this site.
  11. I'd be interested in that also for my 73 Mach1.
  12. Hi everyone! Just signed in today to hopefully find answers as well as networking with other Mustang owners. I bought a 73 Mach 1 last summer and am new to Fords, as I've always had either GM or Mopar cars in the past (back when they were available and cheap!). It's a Q code 351C with top loader 4-spd and 9" conventional rear. It needs some minor things to make it mine. Dave
  13. Hi, I'm looking for help on where to put the tire pressure and emissions stickers on my 73 Mach 1, built at the Dearborn plant. I've tried to find the answers by looking at for sale cars, but they vary. I've seen the tire pressure sticker on the passenger side door and driver's side door. I've seen the emission sticker on the cowl (passenger side), and on the shock towers. Any help would be appreciated.
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