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Hard time accelerating without dying
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:30:06 PM »
I've got a 1979 Pinto and I'm in college so it stays home for a week or two without being ran. When I come  home and crank it for the first time, it will die while taking my foot off the clutch ( and yes i am giving it enough gas). I basically have to put the gas to the floor while releasing the clutch so that it doesn't die. I believe that the problem is aside from it just sitting because I drove it yesterday and drove it again tonight and it done it again. It probably died 3 or 4 times, until I just put the gas all the way down while releasing the clutch then i finally could drive it off.

Anyone think they can help me out?

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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 08:21:59 PM »
Once you get going is there any power or is it lazy, any change after it warms up?, how old is the gas??..
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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 09:21:14 PM »
Nah, it runs great after driving a mile or so. And its got good gas in it.

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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 09:34:19 PM »
Check your automatic choke.

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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 09:44:45 PM »
I'm a total noob at cars. So how would one do that?

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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 10:35:21 PM »
Had one do the same thing, Took the top off the carb, and the float bowl was full of trash in the bottom. Cleaned that out, removed the jets one at a time. and cleaned them. Put it back together and it ran fine.
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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 12:19:21 AM »
how did you clean out the float bowl? and removing the jets?

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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 07:24:07 AM »
If you have a lot of black smoke out the tailpipe when you start it up the choke is not opening up quick enough. To get into the float bowl the top of the carb needs to be removed, jets(2) are on the bottom and they come out with a screw driver.
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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 08:40:50 AM »
how did you clean out the float bowl? and removing the jets?
           I used a large thick poly bottle with a small spout. The kind you use to wash items with when you clamp down with your hand on the bottle. I mashed the bottle shut as much as I could, stuck the spout in the float bowl and sucked the gas and trash out. You might need a small piece of hose on the spout to reach the bottom of the bowl. Jets can be removed with a screw driver, but only one at a time as they are different size. Put an inline filter on the fuel line to stop the trash next time. EASY JOB!!!!
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Re: Hard time accelerating without dying
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 07:17:52 AM »
OP could easily just be describing the need of a basic tuneup there......... .........any '79 vintage car will not be at it's best if original. And a quick look at choke performance is part of that. Just simply dogging the car until it gets going is sending it to an early grave.

If ethanol mixed in the local fuel could be part of the issue as well. The sitting of car is not going to help that at all. Carbs, sitting and any ethanol at all are a bad combo. The residual sugar makes the needle stick until run for just a little bit then suddenly things run fine. BTDT on Pinto before.