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kempfer421
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Posted: 03/30/10 04:41 AM

I am going to see if I can borrow another distributor this week, It worked the last time we fired the engine but that was a couple of years ago so I am going to give that one a try and see what happens.  

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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/02/10 07:22 PM

let us know what happens  
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redneckjoe69
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Posted: 04/05/10 06:27 AM

whats up kempfer? you get that puppy figured out yet?  

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tuffnuff
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Posted: 04/05/10 07:10 AM

I'd really check those plug wires over real good,,, they don't improve with age and putting on and off countless times can separate the carbon particles in the fiberglass core,,, or even at the terminal ends.
I use spiral wound wires and eliminated similar mystery problems like that.
Wink  
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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/06/10 02:25 PM

+1 tuff  
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tuffnuff
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Posted: 04/08/10 06:54 PM

Kemp,,,
Run the car in the pitch black nite and see if there is any stray arcing anywhere, to indicate a voltage leak.
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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/09/10 07:12 AM

I forgot about that trick tuff, its been awhile since I've had to do that  
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idrivejunk
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Posted: 04/09/10 09:43 AM

Watch somebody eat wintergreen life savers in the dark. Same thing happens Shocked

Yep howdy forum friends, just getting that awkward first post outta the way. Grin  
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tuffnuff
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Posted: 04/09/10 09:23 PM

Just call me tuff n tricky,,,
LMAO
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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/11/10 04:13 AM

nice to see you over here idjunk  
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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/11/10 04:14 AM

I think SKILLED is a better word tuff  
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idrivejunk
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Posted: 04/11/10 08:21 AM

Thanx, gettn.  
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kempfer421
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Posted: 04/11/10 02:24 PM

haven't had a chance to work on it, got the other distributor at the end of last week.  was out of town all last week on vacation.  Will look at putting the other distributor and new plugs in on monday or tuesday. the plug wires were new from when i was first having issues with the 350.  they are the live wires from DUI.  I will try the distributor and if everything is all good then great .  if it still does the same thing i will run it at 2000 in the pitch back and see if there is any stray sparks.  

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gettnlarge01
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Posted: 04/12/10 04:41 AM

keep us informed  
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kempfer421
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Posted: 04/19/10 04:38 AM

I got it running this weekend.  I was the distributor, I put the one I borrowed from a friend along with new plugs and it runs like a champ.  I have it idling at 900 rpms with no issues, need to do a little tuning on it.  I have 15 inches of vacuum at idle and i am just happy that it is running and sounding great.  I want to thank everyone for all their help and suggestions.  

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