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Old 03-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Replaced dizzy now problems

Ok now I have a problem!!! Replaced the dizzy, car starts fine and idles fine. When you rev it, it misses and doesn't sound like it has much power. Also blowing a lot of white smoke (smells like magnesium or fireworks going off). I didn't get a chance to change the plugs or wires yet. Maybe tomorrow. Anybody have any ideas?????
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Definitely sounds like timing.
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Definitely sounds like timing.
Ill have to get a timing light and check it after I do the plugs and wires
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Or... you have wires to the wrong plugs... easier that you think to do lol

With 1-2 not firing correctly it may idle fine but under load will seem like you have NO power till about 3k rpm or more timing will also do this.
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Yeah you can't change a dizzy and get the timing perfect without setting it. Like mentioned make sure your wires are right and set your timing.
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Not uncommon to buy defective dizzy. I ran threw 4 in two years
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Not uncommon to buy defective dizzy. I ran threw 4 in two years
sounds like you may have some other issues.
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Replaced the double platinum plugs with regular autolites and the plug wires. Car started, idled and had power with no miss. Put the timing light on and I had it at 14 degrees. Runs great, must have been a bad wire causing the problem
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sounds like you may have some other issues.
Yea. Ignition switch shorts out and caused all sorts of ignition problem. Over heated coils dizzy
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