New to the site new to the car. December 31, 2018, 09:40:00 AM Just purchased a California 1983 Cougar with 60,000 miles. Having a slight issue. Cold idle becomes wide open throttle in 4/5 mins. Will not kick down unless I shut the car off a few times. Pedal is not stuck. Car is basicly undrivable due to power blocking when shifting into reverse or drive at wide open throttle. Had it towed to my garage and basicly was shown the door. California emmission car.....no access to diagnostic tools for the computer. Was told to get classic plates. Pennslyvainia this means no longer needs to conform to emission testing. Then swap over to a carb. Or I can start throwing dozens of parts at the car. Wouldnt mind the swap but this car is close to showroom condition. Dont know where or if I should start upgrades. The AOD just was serviced 50 miles after purchased. Was told a shift kit can wake it up for $500/$600The intake and carb is a easy summit purchase.However need to decide If I should use the dura spark module or a 60's point style distributor. Or should I just try to save the EFI?