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1973 450sel -- idles fine engine runs smooth -- fuel pressure at 35 psi checked aav and open cold and closed when warm

as soon as throttle plate moves engine dies.  starts immediately back up.

idles smooth no surging -- spark plugs clean -- tune up recent

I thought maybe about fuel volume(flow) but runs fine until throttle plate is moved just the slightest.

The MAP and ECU are the next things I'd check. Check the vacuum lines o the MAP. Make sure there are no leaks.    The ECU could also be at fault make sure big plug is
firmly attached and free of corrosion.   

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