there is an old saying..."when the question is why, the answer is money"
with consolidation and the moves to offshore mfg i'm not sure i would have gone into the valve market 33 years ago.
it feels like nobody is producing products in the US.
the PO spent a fortune on this car. everything is new. wires, cap, rotor injector hose i mean just everything even a new ss exhaust system. i did get an upper limit on the coil resistence so i replaced it with a new one and it still had the weak spark.
1972 350sl Red/Blk 117k
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1987 420sel gold/tan 128k
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