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i bought a 1968 mustang straight 6 automatic. motor was rebuilt and has a new radiator, alternator, starter relay, voltage regulator, spark plugs, distributor, and brakes. the motor runs good until you accelerate and it dies unless you pump the pedal to rev up higher and higher, i think somethings up with the carb. idk though? but it runs nicely otherwise. the body is in amazing shape but needs a new paintjob. the floor is rusty and i think its the front frame rails that are very rusty not sure if thats it...:?: i paid $1800 for it what do you think??
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Thats a good buy but you need to check out the front and back frame rails to see if they need to be replaced if they do and you have a shop do it it will cost quite a lot, Sounds like you have a carb problem. Check the fuel system, spark plugs, points,
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Sounds worth it just for the parts. Brakes, tires and such OK?

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it seems like its starving for fuel on acceleration, i would make sure the accelerator pump is working properly, usually you can pull off the air cleaner and look down the carb and pump the throttle with the linkage and you can see the fuel squirting in.. if you can't see this then you've probably got a bad accelerator pump which would cause the symptoms you have.
Does it accelerate smoothly if you ease into it really slow?
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The main thing is. Are you happy with the car? If you are it doesn't matter what you spend or anything.

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it seems like its starving for fuel on acceleration, i would make sure the accelerator pump is working properly, usually you can pull off the air cleaner and look down the carb and pump the throttle with the linkage and you can see the fuel squirting in.. if you can't see this then you've probably got a bad accelerator pump which would cause the symptoms you have.
Does it accelerate smoothly if you ease into it really slow?
it accelerates smoothly until it reaches a certain point where it dies. even if i go slow when i push the pedal a certain distance it shuts off. the only way it bypasses this is if i pump it a couple of times and then floor it.
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Thats a good buy but you need to check out the front and back frame rails to see if they need to be replaced if they do and you have a shop do it it will cost quite a lot, Sounds like you have a carb problem. Check the fuel system, spark plugs, points,
i found out that its not the actual frame rail but the inner floor frame rails that support the floor. yikes that makes me less worried its not as expensive
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it accelerates smoothly until it reaches a certain point where it dies. even if i go slow when i push the pedal a certain distance it shuts off. the only way it bypasses this is if i pump it a couple of times and then floor it.
hmm maybe the carb isn't tuned quite right?
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