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Strange Ignition Behaviour (was This is scary stuff)

Subject: Strange Ignition Behaviour (was This is scary stuff)
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:15:01 -0500
Points.  Yuck.  I'm so glad I went to electronic ignition on the rally car ('68 
'B GT).  Prior to that wonderful move,
(well wonderful except when I got hit by an ignition spark!  wow!) I had a 
strange thing going on that at first
I could not explain, then, like so many bizarre car situations, it seemed 
totally logical when I found the progenitor

The car started to run poorly, symptoms of an ignition fault.  It had fairly 
new wires, plugs, cap, rotor, points, condenser...

I checked the points gap.  Way too small.  Adjusted it, drove car.  Ran OK for 
a while, then back to classic
ignition fault behaviour...

I could NOT keep my points adjusted.    I'd set 'em, the car would run great 
for a trip or two around the block, and then
start to stumble again....

I'm not going to tell you what I found right away, here's a chance for the 
gurus to do some "bench wrenching".

-Keith Wheeler
Team Sanctuary

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