ok, this problem is starting to drive me nuts. the car starts, idles, and revs ok, and I can pull her out onto the street and get going, but after about a mile or so she starts stalling under medium to heavy throttle, until finally dying altogether. after a while i can get her to idle again, then i have to limp home in 2nd going super light on the throttle.
it's totally that "running out of gas" feeling of starving out under load, and I suspect the fuel pumps are starting to go (I seem to have both the main fuel pump and the in-tank pump on my '79 2.0L ... go figure), but before I go and replace them I want to test the fuel system pressure. how is this done on these cars? I can't find a 'schrader valve' or any other place to hook up a fuel pressure guage anywhere on the fuel line. everything's all banjo bolt connectors, solid steel line, and pressure-fitted connectors on the rubber hose. where the heck are you supposed to hook in??
any suggestions are welcome, nay, desperately encouraged.
btw, i've replaced plugs, wires, dist cap & rotor, points & condenser, fuel filter. no improvement.