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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 12:11 AM
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Hello all, I am new to this, so here goes. I have a '83 ford bronco xlt, 302 engine, automatic tranny. 135k miles. <font color="brown"> </font> [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/gituar.gif[/img] I was driving uphill from a dead start yesterday, and the engine seemed to give out for a little then started again. The engine didnt die, but as I pushed the accelerator nothing happened. It just lost power then kicked in after a second. I bought this used a couple of weeks ago, the previous owner replaced the fuel filter, water pump, timing chain and gave it a new tune up. I then had the carb worked on to pass emissions. Too much CO. Replaced the Carb spacer because it had a crack, then replaced all the vacuum hoses. I dont know what could have caused this sudden loss of power. It hasnt happened again, but im worried something else may be wrong. any ideas? some help would be nice. Thanks again everyone!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2005, 08:10 PM
 
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Welcome to the world of Broncos. How steep were you going? I'll bet it's a carb issue. It's hard to find a good carb that performs well offroad. In my case I'm using a 2150 series off of an 81 with the 400M motor. It's renown in racing and 4WD circles as a carb that does well in situations that would normally rob the carb of gass. (off camber, steep grade) Unfortunately it is a 2V carb and is not too good in the GO dept. Everything in wheeling is a compromise and in this case I compromised to keep rolling rather than cough and hicup up and down the hills.
Post your question here as well. You may get more feedback. That being said, everyone will come back and call me a liar. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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