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Need help with my new 79 FL250
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:43:32 PM »
I posted this in another section but since I'm new to this site I just noticed this section. I just picked up a 79' FL250 that was sitting for about a year and a half. While it ran when I got it it was running pooly and had no low end power. First I pulled the tank cleaned it and replaced  fuel. I pulled the plug checked gap and made adjustements to the carb. It idles good now but under initial throttle it seem to bog out. I decided to pull the car to clean it and noticed there are to vacuum lines or plug that are broken.(pics attached). Could someone please let me know if they are suppose to be blocked or if a line should run somewhere? Ant help would be greatly appreciated.


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Overflow Lines
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 01:26:14 PM »
Those are just carb overflow lines. You need to get a manual it will help tons.


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Need help with my new 79 FL250
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 03:57:53 PM »
Before you open the carb clean the outside. Less dirt on the outside the less chance to introduce it to the inside. I would guess that your jets are partially blocked. Pull them out, and clean with carb cleaner and blow the passages out with compressed air. Make sure the float level is adjust correctly, and you make consider replacing the float needle and seat while you are in there. If you buy a carb kit get a good one from, or from

Here is a link to a downloadable manual. There are some other manuals and books there as well that contain a lot of good knowledge.