and then it died a mile away from my house. I'm talking about my 78 Sparta that I have been working on for many many months. Today was the first time it started and stayed running for a while. When I first got on it ran well and did so for about a mile. Then there was a serious loss of power in acceleration, it seemed really bogged down. Eventually it would barely go and started making some unpleasant noises. It finally cut off. When I tried to start it again it felt like the cluth was slipping a bit (or wouldn't catch) and then it would start and backfire and then die. Any ideas on what's happening? I know this is all pretty vague but it's the best I can explain it. I put a new condensor in it today so I know that's not it and the timing ad points are perfect (electronically tested in richmond.) Please help me?