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Hammerhead

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Re: Engine running rough
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2018, 08:49:08 PM »
For what it is worth, we were having trouble with the engine running rough in my CCKW .  It was especially bad when increasing the RPM's going from second to 3rd and even worse when shifting to 4th.  We tried cleaning the gas tank out, the fuel filter, rebuilding the fuel pump, rebuilding the Carb, adjusting the float level 2-3 times, checked the timing and rechecked it 2-3 times.  Of course we replaced the points, condenser, and rotor.  Replaced the spark plugs twice.  Compression and vacuum checked and double checked.  STILL couldn't find the gremlin causing it.  THEN, a friend suggested getting a rebuilt Distributer and DANG it fixed the problem!  She purrs like a kitten and smooth as can be.  The internals of the distributor must have been plain worn out.  It sure was a vexing problem that had us pulling our hair out but is sure taken care of now.

emptyhead

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Re: Engine running rough
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2018, 05:35:00 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Have run the engine with old distributor and new out of the box stil the same thing. Ran it with different intake but still running on three cylinders. The saga continues.

Smadge

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Re: Engine running rough
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2018, 09:45:07 AM »
Crazy!
1941 M2A1 Autocar (restoring)
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