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My first attempt to start the car took awhile to turn over. When start sitting in idle it is hessitating/choking. I apply a little acceleration and it stalls out. When I ease into acceleration it is fine but if I punch it a little it'll choke and mostly stall out. This only happends early in the morning and at first start. What can I do to prevent this? I had already replaced the spark plugs. The next step will be the fuel pump. Please give any advice to solve to make this go away would be very appreciated.

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Try cleaning the carburetter, make sure the cables to spark plugs distributor are good if not replace, try and see

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