Just before it stops running completly I get an rough idle and missing action, and from experience I've learned to replace the ignition module and it will start up again, and all is well. But not this time!
The last ignition box was a Echin from NAPA, which lasted just over one year. I replaced it with a BWD from Discount Auto. However, this did not fix the problem. It will turn over but will not light off. Just as I release the key from cranking to Run it seems to get some spark but this only happen infrequently and I can not make it happen again with releasing the key slowly or otherwise.
I've read one of your post that sounded very much like my problem. And I was hoping you could help me with mine. Last year, when I replace the ign. Module, I also replaced the following parts since it seemed like a good thing to do for its age: battery, starter, coil(for external resistor), starter solenoid, magnetic pick-up, and ign. Module.
Also I've replace the 2BB Carter with a ford carb about 4 years ago and they suggested that one of the wires from the module be rewired, which means that I had to cut and splice the new module. I have done this on the last two modules with no ill caused.
How can I test the new module, which I can not return? I am ok with voltmeters but am no electrican, and will need instruction and patience ! Best regards, Bill
Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 10:36 PM