85 efi? They didnt start that till 87 in the 302 windsor series.
What I would be doing is switching the ignition coil, the plugs, and the wires with new ones or the ones off of the old engine and see how it goes.
Also have the ignition module checked out.
Inside the distributor there is a hall effect sensor, feel it, it should be hard. If it is soft like tar it needs replacement.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 AT 5:22 AM