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I've got a '63 wagon with the original 194 straight six and am having some ignition issues. It misses consistantly on each cylinder in a different way. On idle it looks and sounds like an old hit and miss field engine and at speed it surges irratically. I've put in a rebuilt distributor with new rotor and cap, wires and plugs. I thinking it's the cap and rotor because it's so consistantly bad.

Anyone have a similar problem or have an idea on what to do? The only caps and rotors I can find are pretty much the cheapos and right now I don't trust them much.

Thanks for reading!
Craig
 

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did you set the dwell on the dist.? At this point you could throw on another cap and rotor. If it still runs bad ,you might want to do a compression test on each cylinder and compare results for cyl to cyl. that will give you a general condition of the internal health of your engine. i.e. bad rings, blown head gasket ,burnt valves etc. You could also put a vacuum gauge on it, that can point you in the right direction also. good luck
 

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I'll do a compression check and check the firing order, but I forgot to say that I put the timing light on each plug and saw that they are not firing on every revolution.
 
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