Well, got some real bad news today. Had my car put in the shop thinking I had worn out the plugs/points. Come to find out, as usual, it is a more serious problem. My mechanic says it's o.k. to replace the plugs and points, drive the car, and we would know more about whats causing the problem by how long it takes for the performance to begin to fail. I'm concerned this would cause more damage but he says it would most likely begin to run bad before anything more serious happens. From what I gather, not being very knowledgble about engines, there's an incredible amount of oil and sludge blocking the plug area(?). He says it could be rings or pistons. I should have written this all down because now I'm kinda in shock trying to remember everything he said. Should I even be driving a car knowing there is a bigger problem lurking? or is it o.k. to drive it and observe how it reacts after a while? I totally trust this guy, just want some feedback... man, I didn't think I'd be spending this kind of money on my '69, right in the middle of having a '68 restored. I should have taken up stamp collecting.