Re: Please tell me what to do with this. Please.
I'm fine now. The girlfriend calmed me down with gentle talking. I blow up at the stupidest things way too often.
Yes it's a 1982 Crown Victoria with a 351W, but it doesn't have the VV on it anymore. It's got a motocraft 2 barrel but it's still doing the same thing. What I mean by "reseting", is that I will drive and turn the key back to the start position and let it go and THEN the car will behave normally for maybe 3 seconds before it goes back to what I know feels like the computer is unplugged. (I've run it unplugged, so I know the feeling.)
I suspected a vaccuum problem too, but no, everything is in order. One thing I didn't check was the O2 sensor. That might be the problem because someone told me this evening that if it's not working, the computer will shut down or just act stupid. Regardless, I do have a 4 bbl Edelbrock and all I need is an intake, but I can already tell it'll not work because even with a plain jane 2 bbl, the problem still persists. This is what is bothering me so much.
See if you think about it, I'm guessing my O2 sensor is a heated type. I have never had a car this old using an O2 sensor or a computer. They've either been EFI or balls to the wall carburator. The car, when it is cold, will run really good until *something* warms up and sets the computer off. Does that make sense to you? I'm not a professional either, but this just seems to NOT be a variable venturi problem.
The more minds I can get on it, the better I'll think about it.