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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 08, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 70, 396BB. Recently, I was driving and all of a sudden I lost power, I pulled over, opened the hood to find the battery was out of its tray, it pulled out the "hotwire" that goes to the distributor. I reconnected everything and now it completely runs like crap. It runs fine at idle but under any power (in gear) it just shutters like something is fouled. I changed plugs, wires, checked timing all that. The distributor is a HEI with internal coil. Did I toast the distributor? There isnt a way I can check contact points without totally taking out the entire thing is there? I took of the cap to see what is under there but im to nervous to go further. Suggestions anyone????? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 08, 02:33 PM
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Re: Suspected fouled distributor

I bet your ignition module is going.
also check the wires going into the module sometimes they chaff through causing a short.
Also if you do have a bad module dont buy at autozone or pepboys etc.
get a good NAPA module they are not at all expensive and having a spare is a good idea.


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Re: Suspected fouled distributor

never heard of that...... Is it something that can be easily changed?
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Re: Suspected fouled distributor

yes its under the rotor in most cases.
it got a connector on each side and is held in with 2 screws
looks like this


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