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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 04, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,
Driving home last night, slow down to turn a corner and the engine just died. Waited about 30 minnutes, went back and held to accelerator to the floor, the engine started, I placed the car into Drive to pull it into the garage and it died again. What could be wrong? I had a friend of mine tell me "points". I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 04, 07:39 PM
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I had a similar problem years ago. I had over greased the distributor shaft and rubbing block. Grease found its way up between the breaker point contacts. If you forget to install a ballast resistor or use the resistor wire, an overheating coil can do this as well. The tell-tale signs of an overheating coil are that it is buldging on the botton and possibly cracked or oozing oil from around the top.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 04, 02:07 PM
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Do you have an HEI in it, sounds like it might be the pickup coil. If not check to see if a primary wire came off your coil if you are running the older distributor. Just a couple of ideas. [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]
Hope you get back on the road soon - Barry
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