09-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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New coil was the cure, the coil is located within the distributer, you need to take it out to be able to unscrew/unbolt the coil from the distributer frame, it is really tough to pull it from the motor, but dont give up, it's a tight seal just keep working it out from the engine.
Read a shop manual, it warns you to replace the dist the to the exact position where you took it out, I think it says to bump the motor so the rotor points to cap wire #1 (something like that).
Mine was already in that spot, we marked with a black marker around the forward top bolt, and also made a cross mark at 12 O'clock where the dist housing mates with the block, that way it might go on close enough so the timming is pretty good.
Anyway the operation is pretty easy , we took off the air intake hose and disconnected the battery.
Started right up , ran rough for a bit then back to the sewing machine purrrrrr.....lol
Note: it runs funny until you put back the air filter and hoses as it's not calibrated to run without it.
No one chimmed in with a diffinitive answer to the op , maybe someday someone will have an answer lol
Thanks all for your help.
I love this car, it's a keeper.