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Post by kokodabobo on Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:42 pm

I just drove from cartersville to rome speedway. The car drove fine until I came to a stop sign and took off again. The car started sputtering in 4th gear and then when I slowed down to park it started really sputtering and almost felt like it was running on 3 cylinders. I got out to start going through a process of elimination with the gas lines and carb and eventually got to the points. The gap had closed and wouldn't open or close. The adjustmment screw was tight and the gap was fine a week ago when I set it. My question is what would make my points close all of a sudden after a 30 min trip? I re adjusted them and the car runs fine again. I just want to know if there's anything to prevent this or what would cause it. Thanks guys, kodie
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Re: points gap

Post by ggaagg57 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:25 pm

did you put a good lube on the dist. lobes.
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Post by kokodabobo on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:42 pm

I didn't relube them. I prob should have but didn't think about it. Should I use like a high tep red grease or a lithium grease or what? And would that have caused my problem?
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Re: points gap

Post by fluxcap on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:07 pm

Those points get hit a gazillion times a minute, could have just been a tad bit loose and slipped a bit. You can buy a tube of Bosch points grease on amazon and it'll probably last you a lifetime. The felt block is still in place on the points set? If so, I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it keeps happening.

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Post by kokodabobo on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:24 pm

Ill check out that grease. And yeah the felt is still there. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. Thanks eric
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Post by fluxcap on Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:22 am

Well, I couldn't find it on amazon anymore. But this is it.
http://www.lufteknic.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5-700-002-005&Category_Code=lubricants

I'm sure there are other greases that would probably work just as well also. Just needs to be sticky.

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