This year, I have been having a small hesitation when leaving a stop sign, nothing major (like the '88 off idle problem), but just enough to no that something isn't up to snuff. So today I changed my plugs & then went out of a trip around the block (5 miles or so) to warm up the engine so I can check / adjust the carb sync. On the last leg of the ride, I had the cruise set @ 60mph & it started to spit & sputter losing speed. As I got back into town it would hold the slower speed.
By the time I got it home, it would die if I didn't hold some throttle in it, & would die if I didn't have the choke level engaged a bit. I knew this was telling me of a fuel starvation problem. So the first thing was to change the fuel filter. After that I went to start it up. After starting, it took a good 20-30 seconds for the gas to start trickling into the filter. Now it barely runs with full choke. If I twist the throttle at all, it leans out & dies.
So this tells me that the fuel pump is taking a dump. Does this sound about right, or is there something else that I need to look at?