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79 deville popping thru the carb

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hi all, i'm having a problem working out the bug in my 79 deville. i bought it from a guy who had it in his garage for years, it didn't run when i bought it as it had been started for years. i've got it running now but it is popping thru the carb when i accelerate somewhat hard, also the 4 barrels don't seem to be kicking in properly. i've put in a new fuel filter, new plugs,wires and ignition module,cap and rotor. i had a friend time it to 38 degrees i believe and set the choke spring. the choke closes when cold and opens wide open when warm. When i first got it running it smelled of old gas terrible but now smells right on. I'm thinking the carb needs rebuilding but i'm wondering if i should run it on the road to clear it up. any imput would be appreaciated. thanks
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To set timing on these engines, you have to follow the instuctions to the letter. If you question anything, you should go back and make sure you understand what the instructions mean. Make sure all dashpots hold vacuum as they should. Did you replace the in carb fuel filter?
Be more specific as to your address. I'm in Western Mass. right across the border from a good portion of the Capital Area, as they call it. Willing to go as far as Troy or Watervelliet to help you out.
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