Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
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.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI