1984 Ford Escort GL 1.6L 2BBL Carb?

My car pours out black smoke, smells very rich. Won't idle without stepping on the throttle, it also runs very rough at low RPM. It has almost no power for accelleration, but the engine smoothes at higher RPM, which even in neutral is no easy feat to attain, as it spools up verrrry slowly even while flooring... show more My car pours out black smoke, smells very rich. Won't idle without stepping on the throttle, it also runs very rough at low RPM. It has almost no power for accelleration, but the engine smoothes at higher RPM, which even in neutral is no easy feat to attain, as it spools up verrrry slowly even while flooring the throttle. Mileage reads just over 70K, whether or not it's rolled over and is really 170K I don't know. The vacuum lines may or may not be correctly routed, the previous owner replaced most of the wiring under the hood and apparently some vac lines also after the typical Ford electrical fire. Any ideas? And I know, it's an 84 Ford Escort for crying out loud, I'm only Chevy but the pricetag of this particular rig was right, I got it for free (It didn't run at all when I got it) I set the timing for 14 degrees BTDC per specs, and now I can't start the damn thing. It sounds like one cylinder is firing only when I hold the throttle wide open, and it will keep firing for a few seconds after I release the starter. Beats the heck out of me, I'm about to do it a favor and shove it in the river.
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