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1614 idle issue

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1977 1614, motor starts and idles great then soon as it warms up idle drops drasticly and it pops a bit through exhuast and acts like it wants to stall. when i give it 3/4 throttle it doesnt sound bad but u can still here a exhaust pop here and there. im not a mechanic by have some experience, im hoping its not a bad valve? what do you guys think.
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thanks for the comment, i will try the easiest stuff first, plug, then carb,i need to get a manual obviously because i have no idea what the factory settings would be on the carb or points... ol betsy came with a tiller also thats why the wife made me by it too make her garden bigger, i need a bottom plow now and possibly other garden attachments.
does your engine have the triggerless ignition or points and condenser?
Your problem sounds alot like mine before I switched to points.[/QUOTE

i'd imagine it has points, but yesterday i did change plug and spray carb cleaner fairly liberally in the carb and it seems to be better, i certainly hope that fixed it. now i need to fix a couple oil leaks in rearend if i can find new seals? and i need a couple mower deck parts.
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