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Old 10-27-2013, 02:47 PM
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The backfire is a good sign that either the springs are weak or there is corrosion preventing the springs from returning to base position. There was a thread on here where there were some new prestolite distributors on ebay for cheap. If one of us can find that thread, that will be your cheapest route to reliability as there aren't parts floating around for these.

You might try cleaning, polishing and lubricating the insides of your dist. This pic should help.



You will need to remove the base plate to access the springs.
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