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 Posted: 04-04-2005 07:48 pm
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406
Even with REALLY bad carbs, you should have some power under load.  However, if the jets are clogged w/ varnish, sand, etc., all bets are off.  When was the last time you dropped the bowls and cleaned them out?  A float could be stuck and/or the needle. 

Try pushing up the piston as suggested.  If the piston doesn't resist check the dampening oil.  Again, as suggested, it could be leaning-out if the oil has leaked out.

I know you said it's right, but pull off a couple of the plug wires, install old plugs and lay them on the intake manifold.  Rotate the engine by hand and watch the firing order.  It's the only way to be sure. 

Additonally, put a timing light on plug #1 and then #4 to check the dynamic advance.   Both should produce identical timing measurements when viewed on the front pulley if different, a plug wire is incorrectly installed.