Car dies when warms up

Tiny
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1981 Lincoln Town Car, 5.0 302, 250,000 miles. Dies after about 10 minutes running, won't restart for many hours.
Ford dealership replaced control module, that wasn't it. Told me the next step was to get it hauled to the junkyard.
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Monday, February 19th, 2007 AT 3:05 PM

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Tiny
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Easy. Either electrical. Which most likely ignition ---> coil /module. Or fuel. Chk coil resistant(look up the specn on this site) when it die on u. Put a volt meter at the pump and an inline pressure gage on the feed sit. Ig pressure drops and voltage remains battery voltage.U know thats gotta be the pump. If voltage drop -> bad pump
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Monday, February 19th, 2007 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Ignition module replaced was the pick-up coil in the distriutor done?
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Monday, February 19th, 2007 AT 4:59 PM
Tiny
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Ignition module replaced was the pick-up coil in the distriutor done? They go bad too
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Sunday, April 8th, 2007 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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The distributor on this 1981 Lincoln doesn't have a pick-up coil. I got the pick-up coil from NAPA for this car, then took the distributor cap off. There is just the distributor base, the side cover held on with springs, the rotor and the cap. Only wire going to the distributor is the main one on top, not counting the spark plug wires going from the distributor. But there are no wires (from the ignition module?) Going into the distributor base. The 1976 Mercury I have has a vacuum mechanism on the distributor also which the 1981 Lincoln doesn't have.
Please see the follow up to the Car Dies When Warms Up in my Redux listed just below it. There is further description of my starting/stalling problems.
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Sunday, April 8th, 2007 AT 9:01 AM

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