Hi everybody......So my '83 bbi has been running like a champ, fresh from a major service (belts, seals, distributor, etc, etc.), and last night I'm on the Garden State Parkway, stop for gas, start up, head back on the highway, and the car has absolutely no power - feels like its running on about two cylinders. Oil pressure and temps are all fine, but it just won't go. And then it starts backfiring (unburnt fuel igniting???), so I pull over and shut it down and call a flat-bed. As an experiment, I started it, and checked the exhausts, and sure enough only the right side appeared to be emmitting exhaust, and then about ten seconds later, the left side started up, but i could "see it" missing. So what do you guys think? I did have an episode before the major, where it seemed as though a bank had shut down, and belive it or not, when I turned the headlights on and off (why I thought to do that, I have no idea) the other bank came back to life.....Secondly, I have a feeling I could have limped home, but not wanting to take chances I called the tow-truck......for future reference, can you actually drive a car on one bank, with a backfire, without doing serious harm to the engine? Thanks for your help........John Btw, car has the original euro-spec exhaust, no cats (sorry, Frank), and all names in this missive have been changed to protect the guilty.