I have an '85 Gran Fury Salon that I bought off a farmer down the road about a month ago. I just couldn't resist it for $800. It has the original 2bbl 318 in it with 82k miles.
The car starts up fine, but it sounds like it's missing when it idles and runs. It doesn't seem to make much difference whether it's cold, warmed up, running, under acceleration, etc. When it's idling it kind of backfires a little. I've attached a pic from under the hood. I was wondering if anyone knew what might cause this to happen on this car. As you can see in the pic, the hose is missing that returns warm air up to carb. Does that have something to do with it? Could it be the Electronic Fuel Control System on it? If that was bad, would it make the car miss? Does anyone know how much it costs to replace one of those, and are they available at an Auto Zone or other auto parts store?
Thanks. I appreciate any advice anyone can give me. I was originally going to drive this car this winter just as a beater, but it doesn't have much rust on the body and it's kind of fun to ride around in, so rather than totally destroy it with road salt I'd like to try to fix it up this winter and then drive it a little come summer.