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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 99, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have a '73 rs that turns over but will not catch. It is starting to backfire through the muffler and somettimes the carb. I've changed the wires and points and condenser. I have the points set around .17 thousandths.

What could be my problem
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 99, 07:56 PM
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It sounds like a couple of things could be wrong. First, check the easy things like the coil, cap, rotor, firing order (18436572 for those of you who haven't embedded these #'s in your heads already). Next, I would check to see if the timing is off (timing chain slipped). Last, you may want to pull a valve cover off to see if you have a valvetrain problem like a couple of bad lifters, broken rockers or a flat cam.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 99, 04:26 AM
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Check to see if you have blown a power valve..
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