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    Since we are on this subject of distributors, I am amazed at how resilient these contraptions can be in some instances and how utterly frustrating they can be in others. One time I remember accidentally bumping the distributor cap on one of my engines while checking the oil and discovering that I had been driving it with one of the retaining clips completely missing! Another time I was absolutely stumped for a while because everything looked perfect and could not get the engine to fire. After ripping the cap off and very very close examination under bright light, I discovered the almost invisible "carbon tracks" that had formed inside the distributor cap. One thing about these non-computerized engines is that if you'll take a deep breath, patiently investigate, the problem will usually be "BKS" (Butt kick'n simple), and most of the time electrical or fuel delivery related.
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    John Clary
    Greer, SC
    SDC member since 1975
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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