On to the fun bits, and questions to be dealt with.
Car sat 2 years after being purchased from origional owner and driven from tacoma to south of bonney lake......w the handbrake.
I show up, we do rear wheel cylinders. We have brakes now =). We get it running long enough to discover the t-stat is not only aftermarket...its stuck shut. fail safe my a$$. No problem....Sunday yields fuel filter swap and buttoning down of things tampered with during the little giant's slumber.
The big moment: I drive it home for the 30 minute drive and the bucking/crap out and die issue is subdued for the most part. plenty of power coming from a pretty shiny ea81.
MK, so it ran great on last nights beer run and warm up this am. needless to say, it didnt get me to seattle. the wifes 86 gen3 stepped up.
It idles all day, will rev to the moon....until its under an actual load.
So far we have replaced the carb top with an NOS kit. Swapped out the bottom for one that has the roll pin knocked out from my old brat (ran awesome when pulled). changed fuel filters (they still look great after the whole 30 miles on em or so). and about 30 bucks in premium techron.
clogged pickup screen? varnish in fuel lines? rusty shaz from ethanol? these are all things ive read about today when not listening to an awesome idle and rev go silent from driving. Eventually this thread wont be all boohoo and itll evolve into a full blown ride/"build" (not much to build) thread