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.
Sunday, April 8th, 2007 AT 9:01 AM