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09-29-2008 06:24 PM
ret_marine2003 I have done the fuel filter and will do it again next time I get out there just in case there is some sediment from the tank.

I was thinking about doing the points, so I will place another order and check the gap.

I did not consider the cables, but will replace those as well.

Unfortunately, the car is 40 miles away and the cables will be difficult to change where it is.

I would rather drive it home than tow it.
09-29-2008 02:27 PM
techinspector1 Back to basics. It has been my experience that you want to replace the battery cables and all ground cables on a car of this vintage to begin with. You can end up chasing your tail doing other replacements, while all the time it could be as simple as providing a good conduit for electricity throughout the car. Even if it does not help in your case, you've provided a good basis for further troubleshooting and eliminated one potential problem. It's a low-buck operation too. We went through this a while back on another thread. The fellow replaced this and that to no avail. When he removed the positive battery cable, it crumbled to pieces in his hand.

Get new positive and negative battery cables and two new braided ground straps. Clean and sand to bare metal on all connections. Choose a spot on the firewall to connect your new ground straps. Connect one of them frame to firewall and the other from firewall to motor block or head.
09-29-2008 01:10 PM
WagonMan If the above check out OK, pull the distributor cap and check the point gap. The tab on the points may be worn down so as not to open the points correctly any more. Could also be a failing condensor in with the points.

09-29-2008 05:37 AM
Fergusonic I'm thinking a dirty gas tank. Good fuel filter?
09-28-2008 10:28 PM
Troubleshooting my 1950 Studebaker Champion

I have a stock 1950 Studebaker Champion.
(Flat head 6, 3 speed OD, 6 volt electric)

Early this summer I had an issue that I immediately presumed to be my carburetor.

The car is running rough like it has bad gas in it and dies.

I added five gallons of fresh gas to lean out the bad and added a bottle of dry gas just in case around the time it started stumbling.

I ordered a rebuild kit from one of the suppliers and completely rebuilt the carb.

I am still having the same problem.

I tend to tear things apart and rebuild until I have exorcised the demons.

I am looking for suggestions and input on other causes for this problem before I tear it all apart.

The car is sitting at a friends house approximately 40 miles north of me.

I would like to get it home.

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