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New Galaxie owner, first post. Listed below is the issue.

1963 4 dr Galaxie/ 289 2 brl carb/ 3 speed cruise omatic.

This is what happened.
- It was driving and starting great for two weeks
- Engine missed a few times while driving yesterday (It's never done it before)
- Stopped at the store
- Was sputtering more often on the way home (five miles)
- Could barely get it in the driveway it was sputtering so bad

What I did
- Checked all electrical connections
- Checked for spark on all plugs
- Removed the hose into the fuel pump and stuck it in a gas can
- Placed the hose directly from the carb to the gas can and gravity fed it

Nothing changed, running like s*%t still

What I am going to do next
- Replace points with pertronix system
- Check timing

Any suggestions on what it could be or what I should check would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is it backfiring through carb? Could of jumped time possibly. Check timing.
Check the gap on the points and check too that they are getting spark. Won't do any good to change to petronix til you know what the issue is with it. Someone can tell you how to check coil voltage in case it's coil.

Others will have more ideas on it than i but that's a couple. Welcome to the forum too!!
 

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Sounds exactly like what happened to me a few weeks ago. Light missing to barely idling within a few miles of driving. Points were fried.

Before you invest $80 in the pertronix, you could pick up points and condenser for a few bucks - cheap troubleshooting. Just a thought
 

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It was the points!!

Glad I didn't get the Pertronix just yet, will order it tomorrow.

That was the first set of points I have done since I was a young kid with my dad. Wasn't that hard, took me ten minutes and it started right up and idles like a top.

Thanks for your quick replies guys.
 
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