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My 1974 ford pickup/F250 3/4 ton loses power and backfires

Going up hills or putting the pedal to the medal for power or speed causes my truck to backfire and i lose power

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  • littlelukie Feb 13, 2009

    well if this guys comment helped you then let me know because I have the same problem and if I drive into the wind I have to keep it in third gear @ aprox. 45-50 MPH and that is screaming. If I drive away I can make it to 70 MPH if I am lucky and still it remains a low RPM.

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It sounds like the timing is off but moore likely it's caused by the point gap being to close due to wear on the rubbing block.
The gap of the points effects the timing.
You probably need to clean and adjust the points.
If that doesn't work try replacing the points and if the old one are pitted, replace the condenser also.
If that doen't work check the coil.

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