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Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM
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engine miss

I have a 283ci in my 56 chev. and put in a small HEI distributor from Skip White,
It has been working fine for about 1500 miles, but developed a miss. I started looking around for something obvious and took out all plugs & cleaned them, then looked in dist. cap for carbon tracks, I noticed the button in dist cap was disentegrated. Skip White sent a new cap and rotor, but still have a miss. I have never had a rotor button disentegrate before. and I wonder if the button left carbon on magnetic assembly in dist. or somehow burnt out a plug wire or?
With these HEI plug wires, can a person just do a continuity check on them with these little volt/continuity testers or hows the best way to test them?
Any help welcomed. I dont know much about these HEI sestems. PS. these small base HEI dist. uses an external coil. Thanks
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