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Old 09-07-2010, 07:27 PM
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they were adjusted to were the cam makes the points open just a little but not a whole lot. I know they are not too far away, if anything they are too close. Would these problems happen with points too close? Mind you The chip in the distributor cap is about the size of your pinky nail and im assuming thats another issue that might make spark jump wrong, right?

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A small chip in the cap isn't the issue- the dwell needs to be set correctly. If you don't have a dwell meter, set the points gap to 0.019" w/a feeler gage.
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Ok I will try and get a gauge and set the dwell. One more question if anyone knows is I have this edelbrock 2111 intake and I am missing one line what looks to be going into a intake runner on top of the intake backside close to the distributor and on the passenger side. It has a nipple sticking up and its not small. heres a pic of the intake I have and when looking at it, its next the the distributor hole at about the 1oclock position. PLease what does this go to and would this really be a problem too with backfiring and lowpower? big vacuum leak!

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It could be used for anything requiring manifold vacuum- like the power brake booster.

For cripes sake- PLUG IT! lol

It is causing a horrible vacuum leak and terminal leanness (mostly to that cylinder), if it's not plugged!
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