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Re: locking column mysterys

knowing this.... Id check the advance mech in the dist as you mentioned,
then the most likely problem is a sticking valve or a weak or cracked valve
spring.  FI should be darn hard to backfire with a good muffler.  Perhaps a
vacuum leak somewhere?  is the idle too high?


>  To answer Keith's question first... the engine bay is pretty immaculate
for a car that hasnt had a engine rebuild since 1989. the muffler Is solid I
see no signs of rust out, or such.. everything in intact back there... its
the body that is not to pleasant... (rear fenders are the evil ones with
stamped replacment Louvre's since the originals on the fender were stamped
incorrectly (ever hear about that? pretty interesting , all seemed to be 68
Model year)) anyways back to the F.I., I havent driven it much in its
condition right now (backfiring) becuase of fear of hurting the F.I. so i
dont know what kind of mileage it gets now but the P.O. said when it was
running great up until november of 04... then it started having these issues
was getting 28mpg easy from Carson city to reno everyday. but the backfiring
is usually starts at midrange... i never had it up above that to know if the
power curve dumps or not... im thinking the dizzy might be too far
retarded... so we'll see.!
>   I'll do a timing check tommarow. Did the valves before i went to work...
still was backfiring... so .. ill keep you informed...  Valves , Points,
timing, Plugs , what else??? luckily i didnt chuck all my F.I. stuff from
the 68 Fasty i had... YAY!!!
> Trevor Cleveland

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