"Cars back then had a 'float' in the carburetor. After years and years, it would get gas-logged and no longer float. That flooded the carburetor and you had to keep your foot on the gas, otherwise it would flood and stop running. Not expensive to repair. A few dollars for the part....Yeah...cars back then made lots of noise and smoke but a standard mid level Lexus will beat nearly all the muscle cars back then and a nice quiet car today will clobber the 'big' cars from way back when. No noise, no smoke, just smoothly and quickly." - tele-----------------It's amazing isn't it? The first car I ever bought and owned myself was a 1965 Ford Falcon with a V-8 289 engine in it. It was white with a black stripe and I loved that car. It had an 8 track tape player in it and I'd be playing The Rolling Stones, or Johnny Winters, or Creedence Clearwater Revival, or John Denver or The Carpenters, depending on which girl I was going out with. I thought I was hot stuff. The other day I was thinking about how much my white Nissan Sentra sort of looks a little bit like my old white Falcon. Not too much difference in size, same color, almost the same shape except my Falcon was more square and had a bigger engine, but boy is my Sentra easier to take care of. I actually used to change out the points, plugs, and condensor on my Falcon, change the oil, even did the brake pads a couple of times. It was a whole lot more work than my Sentra is, and my Nissan Sentra gets way better gas mileage. Art
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