Figured Id make my first post on here a good one. lol. Picked up a 68 Galaxie a few months ago and decided to turn it into a "sleeper" if you will. I had the 302 motor inside it rebuilt and added a new cam, new heads, new intake man., headers, rebuilt Holley 650, you name it. I have all of the detailed specs on the parts if needed for reference. However, the one part that I did not replace but rather had installed was a point-style distributor. This motor should be a little fire cracker of a motor but it runs like grandmas car.
Next are the problems I am going through right now...
Stalling at lights, rough idle, backfires, misses, idle changing from one day to the next, sluggish...
No smoke, no leaks.
I understand that these symptoms could be many things but so far, from the many people Ive spoke with, all indications lead to changing to an electronic ignition with no points.
We also found that inside the distributor the advance wasnt working properly. It would not retard all the way back. Hit it with some lithium grease and seemed to work better. This is another reason for leaning towards a new distributor.
Any and all thoughts appreciated!!
Last edited by chef; 10-16-2012 at 04:35 PM.