Hi guys, this is my first post here, so sorry about the noobness.
I just bought a great little 230 in Boise, Idaho, and it's having some issues I can't really identify.
It's hard to explain, but the car doesn't like starting, and you have to give it quite a bit of gas for a long time (5-6 minutes) before it idles decently. Then, once it's running, it has lapses in power and jerks when you are accelerating or trying to maintain a speed. Occasionally, when revving down and downshifting, it backfires.
what could this be?
Idle set too low? Timing issue? Distributor problem?
if I was going to use a timing gun, what settings would I need and which cylinder is number one?
are there idle screws or methods of changing the lean/rich balance on a stromberg? I've never seen one before, so I don't really know anything about them.
likewise, if you have any other ideas of what it could be, let me know! I could really use the help!
thanks to all who reply,