sputtering uphill

144-250 cid Inline Six Performance

sputtering uphill

Postby captian_napalm » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:32 am

I have a 170ci and when I am going uphill the car sputters like it is starving for fuel. Any ideas, thoughts?
captian_napalm
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby Lou's Comet » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:03 am

Fuel filter, fuel pump?

Lou
Lou's Comet
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:56 pm
Location: Jeannette, Pa.

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby popscomet » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:44 am

Lou's Comet wrote:Fuel filter, fuel pump?

Lou

trashy tank !!!plus the above.........[[..make sure it's timing is correct also]]...pop
Image
pop/glenda
popscomet
 
Posts: 7779
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:19 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Arkansas

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby captian_napalm » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:55 pm

tank was replaced by previous owner. timing looks good. I got the idle set on the carb. looks like its down to the filter and pump....thanks for the info.
captian_napalm
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby captian_napalm » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:32 pm

ok so I swapped out the points for an ignitor package.....new plugs, wires, had the carb rebuilt, but they screwed that up by loosing a part of the linkage......has a new tank from previous owner. just rechecked the timing after installing the ignitor ignition module. still hesitates on acceleration.....is it possible that the fuel pump is bad, or maybe the accelerator pump on the carb?
captian_napalm
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby lavron » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:44 pm

Remind me, what year Comet?

The old Load-O-Matic distributors (mid '64 back) were matched to the carb, if there is a mismatch between carb and the distributor will not advance properly, they were a vacuum only distributor, not sure of the fix (can't remember) but can try and look up the solution if there is one.

See Ya,
Mike
64 Comet 202 Sedan, I6, Offy Triples, Header, CAM, Dual Point Distributor, 4.11 - 8" Rear.
My first car, I have owned it since 1979!
Image
Restoration/Upgrade on a BUDGET - Working on; 250-6, T-5, 8.8 LSD, MII, Air Ride - Whatever I do it will be awesome!
User avatar
lavron
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2441
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2003 8:17 am
Location: Missouri, Ozarks way North

Re: sputtering uphill

Postby captian_napalm » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:00 am

lavron wrote:Remind me, what year Comet?

The old Load-O-Matic distributors (mid '64 back) were matched to the carb, if there is a mismatch between carb and the distributor will not advance properly, they were a vacuum only distributor, not sure of the fix (can't remember) but can try and look up the solution if there is one.

See Ya,
Mike


62 with a 170...not to sure if the carb is the org. it is the 1940 holley.
captian_napalm
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:15 pm


Return to Small Six Performance

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest