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Does it run badly at idle, when accelerating, when cruising? Cold or hot? Give me as much info as you can about it.
Has anyone checked the ignition timing on this? There is a procedure that has to be followed.
The thing about these old TBI engines is that the ignition timing is crucial, because the computer assumes that it's correct and bases everything else it does on this assumption. If it's off, even by a few degrees, the engine can run horribly. And ignition timing is the one thing that most people overlook, as well.
No, the computer doesn't care if there is a converter present or not. That makes no difference here.