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i'm not sure what else i can do. still having back-fires, can't accelerate, can't get out of 3rd gear...
i need help figuring this out.
yesterday i went to Dougs Bugs and Bunnies. had them check/adjust the valves (40$). started heading out, didn't get 1/2 mil down the street before heading back with the same problem. still back fires and doesn't accelerate. co2 meter said everything is good, not lean or rich.
might be an ignition thing. WTF!!!!
so i leave, heading to north phx on the 101 at rush hour to pick up bearings and seals... feel like shooting myself, no gun....
still popping and hissing and back firing, actually worse after readjusting the valves. call back dougs bugs. it might be the coil, condenser or wires. still contemplating shooting myself.
get a new coil, and condenser. installed..
nothing is changing!!! only getting worse.

i need help from anyone that can help. i can ATTEMPT to drive to you, but no gurantees. call me at 480-338-2714, heading to mesa in a while.

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Does it start right away or does it wait for the engine to get cold?
What are you running for carb(s) do you have?
How long has it been doing this and did you make any changes prior to this happening?
Lastly, Anything else done fuel/ignition wise to this engine that's aftermarket?

It almost sounds like the distributor isn't lined up correctly and either retarded itself or wasn't installed properly.

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The timing was retarded big time, I adjusted it and set the carb it its all good now. Cool


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What are you running for carb(s) do you have?

That's funny, you can tell whe I change thoughts mid-sentence Laughing

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The timing was retarded big time, I adjusted it and set the carb it its all good now. Cool

Did you have to reinstall the distributor or did it just work its way loose and twist around like crazy?

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just twisted the dist. adjusted the carb.

renewed my faith today!!
if anybody ever needs a ride or gets stuck in the boonies.
or needs a ride to pick up parts...

thanks daryl, what type of beer do you like?


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Landshark Lager. Cool


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On a VW motor the disrtibutor will only from in one way. It has an offset notch in the distributor drive gear.

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Did you have to reinstall the distributor or did it just work its way loose and twist around like crazy?


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Weird, that's nice to know.

Glad to hear you got it fixed!

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Just like a mopar, it's got a slot. you dizzy can be in phase or 180' out. as long as the cam and gear was set up correctly when the engine was built.

If you MSD box is going bad it will do the same thing...Thats if you run a MSD


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Wait, my mopar doesn't have a slot for the distributor like that...

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You most not drive a true classic mopar but one of them fake wana be mopars...


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What about the 6 cylinder no spark plugs mopar?
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true mopar 6 bangers lean to one side...:)


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if anybody ever needs a ride or gets stuck in the boonies.
or needs a ride to pick up parts...

Call Daryll??? Laughing

Glad to hear you got it squared away. I'm no beer nut (ha!)- I've never heard of Landshark Lager. Confused


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