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If you drive any vehicle fitted with those old type points and condencer, and suddenly the vehicle begins to give a problem starting and misfires when it does....And you're far from home and away from civilisation...(wherever civilisation is....have you come across it at all?....if you find it anywhere please let me know where?)....Anyhow you're stuck and want to get home, but you're getting a very poor spark which is sort of orange....take a pair of plyers and gently squeeze the condencer, not too much but enough to deform and not break it....It should get you home....As long as home isn't too far away!...

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Have you checked your cylinder compressions ?

I would do that now.

Also try to find out which 2 cylinders are misfiring !

Let me know the outcome.

Good luck !

Remember to Fixya rate me thanks !


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