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    So I have a bit of a quandry. I was wheeling this last weekend, when my wagoneer started acting strange. After some bumpy sections, it died. I restarted the engine no problem, put it in gear and pressed the gas, ran fine until I took my foot off the gas and then it died. Did it like 10 times in a row. It wasn't bogging down during acceleration, just would die as soon as I let off the gas. I looked at the carb (a 4 barrel Carter AFB) and the choke plates were approx 50% closed. If I opened the choke plates manually, the engine would lean out and die. Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogley? I am going to pull the carb and rebuild (and install the Edelbrock offroad needle and seats while I'm at it), but is there anything else I should pay particular attention to, or anywhere else I should look? Oh, and once off the trail and back on roads, I drove 40 mins home with no problems. Any ideas?
    -Andy Stutz-
    '79 Wag

    Specs:
    360 w/ alum intake & 4bbl Carter, TFI conversion, TH400, Cable Shifted Part Time QT w/ 16%OD, 6" BJs all spring, 35" Goodyear MTs, Custom Front Pre-runner style winch bumper w/ M8000, Ford Taurus electric fan, Rear Mini-spool.

    Coming Soon: New floors, FITech EFI with G surge tank, MSD box

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    More than likely you bounced hard enough to misalign the inlet needle a bit and you were flooding it out. Did you ever fix/solve your issue?
    Brad Smith
    79 J20
    360/NV4500
    D44/D60/3.31s
    past rigs -
    86 J10
    80 J10
    79 Chief

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    • #3
      I had a problem where it would only run at wot...

      REALLY bad vacuum leak... Too lean to run all the time accept at WOT... look for a broken hose or something cracked.

      BTW getting off a twisty narrow trail with lots of little ledges is REALLY interesting in a truck that only runs at WOT... I am quite impressed that I did not break something dispite onyl runnign 31s at the time
      88 Waggy
      Resting in peace... Um... In piece... Er... IN PIECES

      Current Status: Under construction. Phase 2.

      86 Pathfinder Conversions "K-Van"

      Current Status: Broke

      Volkswagen rail buggy

      Current status: Broke

      95 Jeep ZJ V8

      Current status: DDing

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      • #4
        I agree with the getting off the trail part being hairy. I have pulled the carb and rebuilt it, and I did find a number of small things wrong with it. I haven't finished going through all the vacuum hoses etc. Thanks for the idea, I will definately take a close look.
        -Andy Stutz-
        '79 Wag

        Specs:
        360 w/ alum intake & 4bbl Carter, TFI conversion, TH400, Cable Shifted Part Time QT w/ 16%OD, 6" BJs all spring, 35" Goodyear MTs, Custom Front Pre-runner style winch bumper w/ M8000, Ford Taurus electric fan, Rear Mini-spool.

        Coming Soon: New floors, FITech EFI with G surge tank, MSD box

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