Dropping a Cylinder in low gears
I have an 86 Spider. My alternator went out a little while ago. No big deal. I took off the aircleaner to get to it. As soon as I got the air cleaner off, I found out I didn't have a ride to the store. Well, I thought about hooking everything back up, but then I got lazy. I drove to the store with no air cleaner and more importantly, no air flow meter. The car ran about as bad as you would expect. I got the alternator and put it back on. I put everything together, and the car wouldn't start. Seems simple enough, driving + no air flow meter = fouled plugs. So, I got some new plugs, and thought everything would be great. I was wrong.
When I accelerate, the car misses really bad in 1st and 2nd gear. It's a lot like putting the car in first gear and slamming the accelerator pedal down and letting off over and over again. When there is no load on the engine, or it's in a higher gear, it doesn't do this. I kinda figure it's either spark or fuel, but I'm not sure which. Hell, it could be niether.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Driving my car to work has gone from being the best part of my day to almost unbearable.