Originally Posted by voxsartoria
My dad had one of these when I was in High School. My first speeding ticket was in this car. His came with wheels on it though.
It had early fuel injection that was constantly vaporlocking. Had to pull the car over to the side of the road and wait for it to cool down before you could start it again. Never got the settings right on it. Eventually he had it ripped out and replaced with two 4 barrel Holly Carbs, which worked great until...
He and I were driving on a country road approaching a curve when the controller rod (not sure what the actual name was) that connected the two carburetors to the accelerator came disengaged and both carbs flew wide open causing the car to go uncontrollably full out (talk about sudden acceleration
). Fortunately he had the presence of mind to reach down and switch the engine off or I'd have never seen my 17th birthday.