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Hesitation It seems to have a hesitation when accelerating. Did plugs wires rotor cap fuel filter.I think it might have something to do with vaccum lines being crossed somewhere. Appreciate any input on my misfortune. Thanks.

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Especially if the base gasket at the carb is also leaking.

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