The condenser seems a likely culprit, although based on my experience, I
would suggest putting a new condenser and a fresh set of points in the
spares box and put in a Pertronix Ignitor - all in the distributor, smooth
and trouble free. If and when it craps out (as Frank C's experience says it
will), I'll swap in the points ignition and make my way home. This said, I
have friends who have run a Pertronix for 5+ years with nary a problem......
1958 Sprite (AN5L/636)
1963 Sprite Mk II project (HAN7L/30003)
----- Original Message -----
From "WFO Herb" <froggi60 at hotmail.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: Points problem
> Have you replaced the condenser?
> WFO Herb
> Keep the sticky side down!
> >I drove the bugeye 25 miles to work this morning without a hitch. Pulled
> >the parking lot and it quit running and would not restart. It would pop
> >backfire thru the carbs so I knew I was getting spark so I pulled the
> >cap to check the points and the follower (plastic part) that rides on the
> >was melted. Anyone have an explaination as to what would cause this? Now
> >have driven about 200+ miles since I got it on the road Tuesday and
> >had a bit of trouble till this morning. The cam and follower (plastic
> >were greased so it wasn't a friction problem.
> >60 Bugeye
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