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To Rebuild Or Replace? Opinions Needed


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Hey there. Getting a 76 up and running again after a 5 year nap.  I am considering doing a few things. Option A would be to rebuild the stock carb, get the thing running and drive it. Option B is to ditch stock carb, add a weber 32/36, desmog everything, and add the mechanical advance distributer from IE. With the "electric ignitor" on this unit I wont have to deal with points, correct? Also, would a stock coil work with this set up. Thanks for the advice

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desmog, ditch the solex (they suck), go with pertronix, and stock coil is just fine. Don't even bother with the solex. 

 

You can use points in stock distributor if you are not willing to spend money on the pertronix. There is nothing wrong with points, they just require attention from time to time (adjustment takes all of about 1 minute once you've done it a few times). 

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Oh yeah, what Toby said.  The old forum said where you were from and the new one doesnt.  If you are in California and you have a 76 you can still change the carb to the 32/36 with the approved kit and probably get away with the pertronix but you cannot desmog it and you cannot swap out the distributor.

 

If you are not in California you will want to replace the thermal reactor exhaust manifold with a tii (or any non thermal reactor) manifold when you desmog it, the rest of the job is just removing stuff.

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