Ok, so I have searched pretty good with different key words and dont get exactly what im looking for.
I have been daily driving my 85 Accord for a few weeks. Its completely fine around town but on the highway, it struggles to maintain speed even with the slightest little grade in the road. I find myself in 3rd gear with my foot flat on the floor to maintain close to posted speeds on these little inclines. I dont feel a surge from a secondary like I would think I should.
Now this is the slowest car I have ever owned and I have to get used to that.
I was poking around the carb and found a collapsed vacuum line coming off the drivers side of the carb. I replaced that and car seems to have picked up a bit...I dont know if this is normal or not for it to be this damn hard to maintain speed. I understand it only made 86hp when new but I should be able to at least keep up, right?
On Sunday, we're moving from Idaho back to the Washington coast. There are a couple good passes I have to climb. Im afraid I'll be around 35mph for much of those climbs while it revs its little balls off.
It really feels like its just running off the Primary barrel. I guess I may be shifting to soon and to afraid to let her rev out to 6 grand. Shes an old girl with 320k miles on her. I dont like the idea of an old engine spinning so hard for so long. Maybe Im wrong and need to just let her eat?
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