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Old 09-24-2012, 06:45 PM
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Using vacuum advance?
If so hooked to what?

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I am using vacuum advance. It is hooked to the timed port.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:51 PM
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If it idles pretty high cause of the cam then try plugging the vacuum advance. Even if it's on ported you might be getting a little vacuum to the dizzy pot.
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Timing light shows 20 with the advance connected or not. Should be good there.
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I thought I would post an update about this problem. I took all of my plugs to a mechanic and he told me there was something wrong with the distributor. Either the coil, or the module, or something not right with the pickup, even though it was bought new. He said he had seen several of the Mallory distributors bad out of the box.

The distributor was only around $125 new, so trying a new coil, then maybe a module, and then maybe even a pickup would add up quick.

Anyway, I was so tired of it all, I just jumped in with both feet and bought an MSD distributor, 6AL, and coil and that fixed whatever problem it was. I don't usually like throwing parts at a problem, but I figured this should fix the problem as well as being a lot better ignition system for future upgrades. It fired up and runs great. Better cold starting and runs smoother too.
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