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Thread: its not a hot rod but im stumped

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    Jul 2006
    Car Year, Make, Model: 68 olds cutlass

    its not a hot rod but im stumped


    I have a 87 nissan sentra and it dies after driving it for a while then it will start back up after like 5-10 mins so i changed the coil and that didnt help i was wondering if there was anything else to change to try to get it reilable for the winter i check the fuel filter and it is new and it loses spark when it dies and it comes back after a while i know its not a fuel problem any thought s would be helpful thanks

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    Three rivers
    Car Year, Make, Model: 66 Nova SS 4 speed

    Or coil--they can short out when they get hot!

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 31 FORD 5 WINDOW,69 442, 305 sprint car,

    That thing uses an optical distributer with no servicable parts, and yes they where very prone to failure especially after they get hot. You can get rebuilts except like I said theres no servicable internals, meaning that they probally just clean em up We usta get a new one from the dealer but I'd bet they are no longer available plus they where a little pricey.
    Since I'd bet your stuck getting a rebuilt one make sure it has a decent warranty as you might need it. Not uncommon to go thru several before you get one that will stay alive. I have coverted a couple of em back then with a kit, can't remember where I got it but it contained a pickup and a trigger wheel, may have been made by Pertronix.......

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 66 mustangFB, 69 econline Drag Van

    i drive an 89 sentra as a gas saver and i've had the same problem mine was the coil but i replaced the dist too just because it was leaking right at the seal and so i pulled it out and it looked like crap... i know autozone had mine on the shelf for $35.....
    just because your car is faster, doesn't mean i cant outdrive you... give me a curvy mountain road and i'll beat you any day

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