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melle
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Posted - 08 Sep 2017 :  21:22:20 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Assumed carburation/ fuelling problems often turn out to be ignition issues I've found. Are you still running points ignition? If so, I would start by checking the points gap. Pattern parts are often of quite poor quality, with the fibre cams on the breaker points assembly wearing down fast. I always try and get proper Bosch stuff.

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x96
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France
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Posted - 12 Sep 2017 :  20:38:41 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
Yes, I can only agree with you but I would like to see the car running with the points to understand how it works, fuel consumption, acceleration, and so on, then switch to electronic points and compare the difference old days/new days. I only have an small doubt if doing this worths the time.

Points will have around 5.000 kms I suppose. From Finland to south Spain (Andalucia).
If I don't remember badly 10.000 was the mileage they advise to change points on older cars. But of course they can rust because of not working.
I have a longer list to set the engine correctly, spark plugs, wires, valves, timing...

But over all, when I accelerate it hard in the garage, sound like a plane, really exciting, I must admit, it is a love story.



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melle
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Posted - 12 Sep 2017 :  20:56:20 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I'm not saying you should blindly replace parts, just check what you're working with. It never harms to check/ adjust the points gap and moreover, it costs nothing but five minutes of your life! Nothing wrong with points ignition if well maintained and properly tuned.

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