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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Tapping/clicking on idle

Hey all,

Finally got a new battery so I don't hafta jump my car every day Fired right up, but it had a strange, metallic clicking sound. I let it idle and it seemed to run fine, missing slightly, but ran ok. After about a minute or two, I tapped on the throttle, let it run more, then the clicking suddenly stopped and it started to bog down and run super rough. Barely running, just choking. Then it died. Didn't have a whole lot of time to mess with it that day, but I came back later and it did the same thing. If I mess around with the carb (Autolite 1100), I can get it to run, but its still very rough and choppy. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:32 AM
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Does it have oil? Sounds like you'd be best off going ahead and doing a good tune-up, check the timing and then see if it'll run. The engine shouldn't miss.
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surely does. Just replaced the dizzy and checked the plugs as well...
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