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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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My bet is on timing being off. Also, the secondaries won't open when you free rev it.
I forgot about the wire routing. The caddy motors are backwards from others. How does it idle? Find a routing diagram and make sure its right.
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