I have a 73 with a stock L-24 , I have installed a '79 ignition. The hesitation that I experience is at start from a stop , one more thing I have an auto trans. . I have set the valves, timing at 10 deg. new plugs , ballanced the carbs and set with a colur-tune. Could the flat spot be from the wrong vacume advance on the destributer , used ignition from a 79XT and I dont know if it was a stick or not . When I tested it , it showed ok. When I just accelerate normally is when this is noted and it feels as it is going to stall, if i mashthe throttle it runs fine and will pull to 4.5K .Any suggestions are apriceated. Thanks Gary Portland Ore.