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Hey all,

I don't know if you remember, but I'm the guy who four months back bought an old limo and chopped the top off and drove it across the states. Well, I'm stuck in Atlanta and need to get to NY by Sunday to make my flight to Egypt.

Here's my problem. The day before yesterday (and every day for the last 3000 miles) the car was driving fine. I pulled up to a stoplight on a hill, and when I went to take off, the car sputtered a little and then took off. The next morning I started it up just fine, made it to downtown Atlanta, started up a hill, and halfway up is sputtered and died, like it wasn't getting any fuel. I backed it down the hill onto level ground, fired it up and it ran just fine. I got back on the hill, made it to the top, and then it died again. I was able to get it into a parking lot, and when I try it now I can get it to sputter on a few cylinders, but haven't been able to get it moving.

When it stopped ruinning, it was acting the way it does when it runs out of gas - popping and losing power in spurts. When I pulled it over I pumped a bunch of gas into it and tried to start it, and it wouldn't start. It filled the exhaust system with unburnt fuel, and ended up backfiring at the muffler (there was a small leak). Now when I try to turn it over, I get it firing on a couple of cylinders, and if I keep the throttle closed it can stay sputtering and moving, but the second I try to open the throttle it starts sucking a lot of air and dies. I've replaced the spark plugs and opened up/cleaned out the carburetor (there was nothing but gas in there to begin with), but it still won't stay running. I'm wondering if it got clogged briefly and then got flooded, but I haven't had any luck with it at all.

I just sold the car on eBay and I need to get it to Knoxville. If anyone is in the Atlanta area or knows someone who can help, please le tme know. I would also be interested in just offloading it right now at a severly discounted price (the woman on eBay bought it for $4300, but I'd honestly be willing to take 1/2 that jost to make my flight), because, like I said before, my flight to Cairo leaves Sunday.

Every homeless person on the street has been bugging the hell out of me telling me what the problem is (pointing at the alternator and saying "your starter's out") and then getting mad when I tell them they're not helping. If there's anything you can do to help, please let me know.


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