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Old 10-28-2001, 11:45 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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Fouled ignition points. Those cars used mechanically triggered transistor ignition and had almost no current flowing through the points. They insulate with the slightest smudge.

I have had brand new points out of the box leave me on the side of the road more than once. Drag a dollar bill through them and then grind them together (be sure they are closed first of course).
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