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Right on....most amc's are still stock with stock position dizzers so that works in all those cases.
75 gremlin x, jeep 4L headed 258,Clifford cam, intake,header. 390 holley. I want a 282 VAM motor!

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hey guys ,
 for the last month my 232 has had the same type  of symptons , its  starts easy ,runs fine then starts to run rough, missing etc after say 2minutes .the once warmed up clears itself till the next mornin,or if the car has coooled right down ..... then it will do the same again.Confusedthis is wot i have done ....checked for vacumn leaks on the manifold, replaced carby base plate +gasket, cleaned carby out , checked the vacumn wipers, checked the fuel lines/filter, checked removed fuel pump, everything still check s out fine , but car still runs like a dog , replaced points/plugs/ removed dizzy as was not advancing timing enough , checked vacumn advanced unit ....replaced pvp valve/air cleaner/ ..car still runs  ok, but will miss and fart starve for fuel etc.Confused...so i removed all the useless smog pump set up ....no change...., i pulled apart the the auto choke unit , no change , checked float level , put another set of points in it , removed rocker cover and inspected while running if the lifters  are "pumpin up " and not leakin down , all are running correctly .Angry...all fine ......so after around 3weeks of chasin this problem tonight i think i have found the problem .....a dodgey /crap/faulty /sic......coil..Smile..bloody mongral!!!! the car now runs like a clock......everything is fine touch woodWink...
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Hmmmm..... Touch wood.Smile      Good luck with the coilWink. I've got a car trailer if you need it mateLOL. I may need a 66 parts car soonBeerBeer
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Originally posted by huddy1955 huddy1955 wrote:

Hmmmm..... Touch wood.Smile      Good luck with the coilWink. I've got a car trailer if you need it mateLOL. I may need a 66 parts car soonBeerBeer
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i fixed the heater Big smile......and i didnt use the heater tap i bought off you todayConfused......bloody ramblersLOL
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Not sure if you've already done this but- My fathers Ramcharger showed your same initial symptoms a while back so I replaced the fuel pump and after 2 weeks same problem- The cheap new fuel pump was DEFECTIVE- Replaced it w/a better quality one and has had no problems since.  
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Well, at least you know everything else is in good shape for the next few years!! 
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Originally posted by Thikstik Thikstik wrote:

Did you look at the wires going to dizzy..the primary wires that is.  The ones that feed the coil  and go into the dizzy and connect to the points? Could have insulation breaking down and grounding out inside dizz.  Also how about the b+ wire to the coil. And it could be the coil itself. 
OK , i just had to pat myself on the back, and since its fixed I think i will go touch wood now.LOL
But then, that was about Rambos car...so rambo are you gonna try a coil.

Edited by Thikstik - Apr/30/2012 at 2:32pm
75 gremlin x, jeep 4L headed 258,Clifford cam, intake,header. 390 holley. I want a 282 VAM motor!

AC/PS/PDB.

72 AMX , 304 2bbl, 3speed, now disks...probably will sell, want an automatic /AC.

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We say "knock on wood" over here. I think you caught a few Americans off guard when you said "touch wood".... they may have had other thoughts and wondered about you...
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Originally posted by farna farna wrote:

We say "knock on wood" over here. I think you caught a few Americans off guard when you said "touch wood".... they may have had other thoughts and wondered about you...



LOL...you guys are funny!! ha ha !..its not my  fault you guys dont understand proper englishLOLLOLLOL

.....so i tookout the rambler this morning , and stuff me Angry, it did it againAngry, im REALLY  gettin #%@# off ! AngryAngry any ideas guys????

ps , this mornin i just changed the condensor , again , and put a new dizzy cap ,at this rate that 350 chev /turbo 400 i have may look really good in the engine bay ......Confused

ps ..serious im thinkin of replacing the lifters ,wot do you think???
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Wow, you must e ready to run it off a bloody cliff.  Have you checked manifold bolts? or sprayed carb cleaner looking for vac leaks?
75 gremlin x, jeep 4L headed 258,Clifford cam, intake,header. 390 holley. I want a 282 VAM motor!

AC/PS/PDB.

72 AMX , 304 2bbl, 3speed, now disks...probably will sell, want an automatic /AC.

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