Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Rowlett, TX USA
Posted the original thread last week in the General Tech section. Just bought a '69 Z11 with the original rebuilt motor with about 2,500 miles on it. The car was very seldom driven the last 2 years and has a points ignition w/coil. The car drove fine the first time I drove it and began to backfire and bogg down at low cruising rpm/speed. I had someone check the distributor cap, timing and points. He said that all seem to be in good condition and the car drove fine for about 3 miles. When I rounded a corner, the car acted like it wanted to die and for a second, I thought the motor quit turning/running but it picked itself up but began to backfire a bit. I have not replaced any plugs and the wires look new. I've never had any of my cars come to almost a complete stop when I rounded the corner. Any suggestions? Dump the points and switch to HEI?