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Old 09-16-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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okay my cousin has a 81 buick regal and this thing has no power to it in first gear but then takes off in second. does any one know if this is normal or if we have a prblem her. and if so can some one give us some pointers on how to fix this
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2 or 4bbl? If a 4bbl, check to see if the secondaries are working properly. Also on 2 or 4bbl, check to make sure the kickdown lever is working properly.

How about tune up? Have one recently? Is the carb tuned properly? How about the timing? There are alot of factors with a carbed car not running right.
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2 bbl and how do we go about tuning the carb??? and whats the kickdown lever?
i have never messed with a carbed car
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Look around where the engine touches the transmission. You'll see the kickdown. See if you find this build interesting:
http://h-body.org/dave/Building%20the%20SFI%20Vega.htm
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yess his kickdown lever is ut to far but what cann the do exactly
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Can we get an english translation of the post above?
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Whatever it is, the 3800 wasn't used in an 81 Buick Regal. This is going to Classics.
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yess his kickdown lever is ut to far but what cann the do exactly
Yes, his kickdown lever is out too far, but what can you do exactly?
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yes im sorry i have a bad keyboard
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I'm cool with this. Just forum policy. No offense or anything.
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