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rbowser4
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: 74 Ghia doesn't idle consistently Reply with quote

Hi All, Looking for some friendly advice! My 74 Ghia with stock 1600 doesn't want to idle consistently.
She starts quickly but I usually have to feather the gas it keep it running until completely warm. Even then when coming to a stop when I push in the clutch the idle speed drops to the point of stalling. I have become pretty good at heel-toeing the gas & brake to keep her running. After the idle speed drops (if it doesn't stall) it usually comes back up in a few seconds and all is fine until the next stop.

I have adjusted valves, cleaned carb (stock 34 PICT-3), cleaned pilot jet, gapped points and spoke lovingly to her.

Any and all suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the preheat pipe clogged? There have been several posts in the past that have made mention of this problem recently in the last few weeks.
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