Hmmm...the first thing I actually did was check the choke and made sure there was nothing obstructing it but everything looked fine.
It's actually possible that there is water in there. I remember my brother was having some issues with his Buell motorcycle. It was sitting outside in the rain for a day or two while he was at my house. He tried driving away and it just kept breaking down while he was accelerating. We diagnosed it to something around the carburetor since it sounded like it was having trouble breathing. He ended up taking out the whole carburetor and sending it to a guy that specializes in them to get it rebuilt and scrubbed clean. He got it back, put it back on, tried testing it, and it just broke down. We came to the conclusion that there was water in the gas tank so we put some denatured alcohol in the tank and everything was fine afterward. On the upside, that rebuilt carburetor made everything run smoother for him and it sounded a whole lot better.
However, I'm not going to try putting denatured alcohol in it till I know exactly what's wrong and figure out the correct solutions. I'll also check the fuel filter when I get a chance. The thing is, I just don't know how water would get in there. It has sat out in the rain while covered numerous times and there isn't really a location (that I know of anyway) it would enter in. I also have a locking gas cap to prevent tampering.
Dave, I actually use unleaded/regular gas but still put lead substitute (not necessarily octane) in it since it requires it. It's been a long time since I got a tank of gas for it since it's been sitting around during bad weather. I always put lead substitute in whenever I refill the tank. I just figured it could use some more since it's really been that long.
1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 door "post" sedan
327 5.4L V8 - 3-speed TH350
Last edited by Classiccarman; 06-06-2015 at 03:07 PM.