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post #16 of Old 09-27-2011, 01:32 PM
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What capacitor would you have pulled with the ignition module? I'm trying to picture where there's a capacitor in an HEI distributor......

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post #17 of Old 10-01-2011, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I've been at this a couple of days and here is where I am at. I really took a close look at the ignition system and realized I was no longer getting a spark. Again it has a new coil. cap, rotor, plugs, wires, ignition module. I finally pulled the cap to watch the rotor and it was not spinning. Great. Pulled the distributor and found out that the Camshaft gear was worn down to nothing.

Pulled valve cover, head, rockers, push rods, lifters, timing cover, chain, gear, and finally camshaft. Replaced camshaft, and components. Reseached into the cause of the distributor chewing the gear and it seems that it could of been a hardened gear, or maybe the wrong angle of cut. Either way I replaced the distributor with a DUI HEI setup.

Everything is back together. I'm getting good spark right now, but the TBI is dumping fuel even more then before. Before the injectors would spray in a nice cone shape but now it is just pouring in. So, starting over... Ideas? Could this be a ground wire? There was a clump of them stuck together and a few look like a bad connection.
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