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I sure appreciate all of the help I have gotten from the people on this forum. We are going up to 60 this week and it is time to cruise.

I put a rebuild kit in the autolite 2100 on my 66 and everything went mostly okay, I had a vacuum leak but it is fixed. Now I am trying to get it set up right.

I don't know how to adjust the idle mixture. They are set to 1.5 turns and the engine runs pretty good except that sometimes I get a stumble just above idle. The problem seems to come and go, sometimes it just flames out altogether. I haven't hooked up a vacuum gauge to it yet but the old ear tells me it is good and the idle speed seems steady.

I feel that the problem is in the carb because before the rebuild the throttle response was pretty snappy without any dead spots. Any tuning tips would be greatly appreciated.

Also, there is an arm on my throttle linkage that pulls a cable connected to the tranny (c4). Is this the kickdown? On mine fully pulling back the throttle linkage almost takes up all of the slack in the short cable connected to the lever. I guess the cable should pull the lever somewhere in the middle of the linkage travel. At what point in the travel of the linkage should the kickdown engage? I had noticed that the car never downshifts when you put your foot in it, I guess this is why.

Thanks in advance.

66 Coupe
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http://bio.wayne.edu/dave/st51.jpg
 

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I get a pretty healthy squirt and I put the linkage back where it came off. I probably could use a tune up also, but I want to get the car back where it was before I started.

Any ideas on the best way to adjust idle mixture? Am I going to need a vacuum gauge?

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http://bio.wayne.edu/dave/st51.jpg
 
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