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So i am driving my 1976 '02 around, and suddenly the revs drop to 0. they might rebound in 5 secs, or it may take 30. I am sure its an electrical problem but i don't know where to start looking...

I did take out the solex, and put a weber 32/36 in, and i am running the ireland engineering electronic distributor.

any thoughts to diagnose and fix? thanks so much.

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I would look to the ignition wiring

if you had the original points,

then that symptom would be dirty points

pinched wires, loose connections, . . . . . ?

defective electronic distrib bits

ARMY Strong

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When you say the revs drop to 0, are you saying the engine stalled or the tach dropped and the engine was still running? Since you said it might come back in 5-30 seconds, sounds like tach and not engine, or is the engine stalling while driving and restarting while rolling?

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Guest Anonymous

the engine actually stalls and then comes back to life. i dunno where the system could be grounding out.

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If it happens when getting on/off the gas, (engine torquing on its mounts) check the engine ground. If it happens on bumps, I have seen ignition switches wear mechanically from heavy keys and the vibration lets it momentarily turn off. Jiggle the key to check, if it stalls, replace the mechanical part of the switch. Other than that, check for a bad connection (corrosion/loose) on the ignition fuse. If all of that checks out, just start grabbing and shaking all of the wiring harnesses.

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