So, Gambler 500-ing the Volkswagen 411 was a huge success. There were folks there who knew carbs and aircooleds who helped us get it running at altitude...mostly. It still runs hot and rich. So rich. So, so, so rich. Holy crap. It's better than lean because lean burns up engines, BUT it's not great.
Rally Chicken and Florida Puff rode along the whole time, though, as Puffalumps do. We even took it down Old Ore Road, which is a Jeep trail down the middle of Big Bend, and super fun. Only problem is, it kept stalling out because of sooty fouled plugs. They'd get covered in soot from the rich-running engine and quit working.
Which it did about halfway down the trail.
Eventually, we determined that if we just kept the revs up, it wouldn't stall. We couldn't stop, either, but hey! SPEED RUN. It only stalled out a few more times over big bumps when everything got knocked around. All the important bits made it, though, so ABG.
Then I remembered that someone on here made this meme when I was testing out a Mazda, and it all makes sense.
I don't remember who made this, but you jinxed me. My VW woes are all your fault.