I just bought a 1956 Chevy Truck and I changed The fuel pump, distributor, points, spark plugs plus wires, carberator, and hoses.
It seemed to run fine cruizing the neighborhood, but as soon as I took it on the highway it died and hadda call the tow truck.
When I took the truck home, I found that when I revved the engine on high speeds, it would sputter and die for no reason. I thought I heard a loud popping noise and a whine before the engine died and was hard to start up again until it cooled a little.
From what I am hearing, it's possible it's the "ignition module", or that white rectanglular block mounted to the firewall? I took it off and behind it was a copper colored wire in some transparent goo that was somewhat melted. Could this small object be the cause of all the trucks problems??
I have yet to buy it and see. Is it? It must be right? It's the only thing left! Besides the timing chain, cams and all that, but it seems to run OK at low speed (before heating up?)
What is it?
PS, glad to be here at the forums