Lack of Power

What would cause a lack of power on acceleration. vehicle is a 85 Caprice Calssic with a 305 v-8

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On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 15:10:58 GMT, "IRIS FIELDS"

Plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, plugged air filter, fuel filter, timing off, very worn timing chain, low compression, burnt or leaking valves, worn cam lobe, plugged cat or exhaust, defective fuel pump, water in fuel, transmission malfunction/failure, seizing mechanical components (water pump, alternator, air pump, power steering pump, a/c pump) excessive carbon in the combustion chamber causing pre-ignition.
or any number of other issues.
What is the condition of the car? What state/province was the car manufactured for? When was it last tuned up? Is it the original engine? What kind of mileage have you got on it? What is the compression in the cylinders, What is your vacuum reading? Is your vacuum reading steady? What transmission is in it? Is this a recent onset or has it been doing this for quite a while? Have you just purchased the car? Have all the recall's been done (you'd be surprised at the # of vehicles that have yet to get their recalls implemented.
The more accurate the information provided here the better our estimation of the problem.
PS If you recently drove a tweaked Impala SS as your comparison vehicle what you might be experiencing is the way the car normally operates :-)
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