Ed could be right, depending on where the ignition trigger is generated.
If the ignition is crank- triggered, the distributor rotor could be out
of alignment at the time the plug fires. I doubt if this is the way his
ignition is triggered, though.
I'd put on an ignition analyzer scope and check the ignition first just
to start eliminating possible problems one by one. It doesn't have to be
only one problem-- there can be lots of things that aren't right.
Solving the problem(s) may take a while but it will be well worth the
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
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"Are you sure the distributor isn't installed off one tooth?
If the timing marks at the dampner say it's 35 degrees advance, the
is correct regardless of what tooth it's in.
I've heard engines will run at 180 degrees out but I've never
and if the car is going 150, it's extremely unlikely.