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Old 02-09-2003, 08:30 PM
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Recently I converted my points ignition to a used Hei ignition. My car (65 Elcamino), runs great at idle, I have the timing set at 8 degrees. However when ever it's under load It begins cutting out around 3000 rpm. Also It wont rev above 4000 rpm. I tried retarding the timing and ritching the mixture but I have had no succsess. Any advice would be helpful. It should also be noted that I have re-gapped my plugs to 45

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Do the weakest link thing. Are the plugs new? are the wires new? is there any slop in the shaft of the dist? What shape is the rotor in? And how about the cap? Check for any vacumn leaks as well. Two cents worth.
Slider in Wa. Where you from in W#ashington? I`m in Benton City.
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Did you eliminate the resistor in the ignition wire. Sometimes it's a resistor type wire. Just make sure it's getting full battery voltage. A volt meter will read full battery voltage on a resistor because it don't draw enough amperage to bring the volts down. So pretty much, unless you removed a resistor block or bypassed the resistor type wire you not getting full voltage.
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just completed what you are doing. first as stated before you must remove the ceramic resistor, or at least by pass it. I installed some larger wire, 12 gauge . and made sure i had a good 12 volts . a hei needs more voltage. there could be other things wrong.G/L
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try running a new (preferably 12 ga) wire from an ignition swicthed termanal from the fuse block. the old wire that fed the dist. is probably a resistive wire as most old gm cars were. I spliced into mine (69 firebird) after the connector that goes to the ingition switch
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